HRD minister Smriti Irani, discusses re-test for students failing Class 10 exam

Education newsSo as to prevent Class 10 students’ one complete year to get wasted due to not clearing the exams, the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, Smriti Irani along with BJP state education ministers discussed the possibility of introducing re-test for Class 10 students who are unable to clear the exam in first attempt.

According to newspaper reports, streaming to provide those who still don’t make it to consider vocational or skill-based programmes were among other suggestions.

BJP vice-president, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said that the test is to be held soon after the Class 10 results are out so that the students can make it to the senior secondary grade in a second attempt.

The scheme is to be introduced by the Maharashtra government in the year 2016 and other states too can introduce the same as it will be fruitful for the students.

After Chhattisgarh government’s initiative to provide options of studying in Chhattisgarhi instead of Hindi and the Maharashtra government’s idea to digitize about 100 dialects that are in danger of going extinct due to dwindling populations, other states also have decided to come up similar initiatives to strengthen the Indian education system.

Students often get demoralised after being unable to clear important exams and cases of suicide have also come up due to their unsuccessful attempt. If this decision gets an approval, it will provide a sigh of relief to many students and they might get motivated to study and focus harder so as to clear the exam in a second attempt