Examinations, Detentions To Be Introduced
Elaborating on the reforms in school education under consideration, the minister said examinations and detentions would be introduced.
He said a Bill in this regard will be considered in Parliament in the next part of the Budget Session.
"Without examination, there is no competition and no target. There must be an element of competition for better outcomes," he said.
If a student fails in March, he would get another chance in May. If student flunks both the times, then only he/she would be detained, he added.
Need For Upgrading Teaching Methods
Prakash Javadekar also expressed concerned over the poor quality of teachers, which he said was resulting in poor learning outcomes.
"The basic task of teachers is to assess the strengths and weaknesses of students and mentor them accordingly," he added.
He also informed that under the Right to Education Act, 20 lakh teachers were to be trained by 2015 but only five lakh of them could be covered.
Regarding the much talked-about New Education Policy, Prakash Javadekar informed that a report in this regard will be submitted by the end of next month and it would be unveiled soon thereafter after necessary approvals.
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