Over 60,000 students from Delhi government schools, who had recently failed in their Class 10 Board exams, will be readmitted and special classes will be held for them, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.
This year in Delhi, 64,570 students – many of whom had failed twice or more in Class 9 – gave the Class 10 board exams through CBSE Patrachar (correspondence). However, only 1,654 students cleared the exam.
Kejriwal said that the no-detention policy had ruined the education system. “Previous governments introduced no-detention policy till class 8. It ruined the (education) system. When students took their first exam in Class 9, they failed en mass. They appeared through open school in Class 10 and 60,000 students failed,” he said.
Around 25,000 out of the total 60,000 students have reappeared for compartment Class 10 Board exams already and are awaiting their results.
The rest of the students could not appear for compartment exams as they had failed in more than two subjects, officials said.
For students who have failed the compartmental exam:
- The DoE said they will be re-admitted to school on the condition that they will sit for all examination for the boards to be conducted in March.
- They should also get an undertaking from the parents, stating that the student will appear in all subjects.