Agartala: The pass-fail system is going to return in the education system of Tripura as the State Education Department has decided to reintroduce it from the 2019-20 academic year.
Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said they are now considering introducing pass-fail system in class V and VII. There will be no examination or pass-fail from class one to IV and in class VI and VII there will be an annual assessment for each student.
The pass-fail system up to class eight was abolished since 2010 following execution of a new education policy but the experience in the last nine years is not very satisfactory. Hence the State Government is reconsidering the matter.
During this period, the State Government conducted several surveys, each of which proved that the habit of reading among the students has severely deteriorated due to the abolition of the pass-fail system.
There is a strong demand from the guardians too reintroduce the pass-fail system in all the classes. The Education Department has also issued an order to all the schools across the State to ensure that the weight of the school bag is reduced up to the prescribed limit set by the National Council of Education Research and Training.
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