WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools. The erstwhile Left Front government had abolished the "pass-fail" system, or no detention of students till Class 8, in 2010. "We have taken the opinion of the educationists regarding this matter," Chatterjee said.
Report to be discussed with Mamata before final decision
Chatterjee said there are different kinds of opinions regarding the pass-fail reintroduction. "We have formed an expert committee to look into the matter," Chatterjee said. After the committee submits its report, it will be discussed with WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a final decision will be taken, he said. The state government is yet to decide from which class it will be implemented.
Will introduce detention policy for Class 5-8 students: Javadekar
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had said on different occasions that the Center will introduce a detention policy for students in Classes 5 and 8 with support from different states.