Saturday, March 23, 2013

No detention in schools is no good: Students group

No detention in schools is no good: Students group

Published: Friday, Jun 15, 2012, 12:38 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Schools should be allowed to detain poor-performing students. This was the stand taken by the members of the All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) who protested against the no-detention policy of the Centre as part of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) 2009.
The protest, which saw the participation of about 100 students, teachers and academicians, came after the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) meeting that was held on June 6 where the matter of no-detention came under criticism.
The RTE Act dictates that no student can be detained until the completion of Class 8. “Under the RTE Act as well as CBSE’s Continuous and comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), the government has unilaterally imposed the most irrational, unscientific policy,” said VN Raja Shekar, state president of AIDSO. He also said that underprivileged students would be affected. “The worst hit will be lakhs of poor studentssince unlike their well-to-do counter-parts they lack a congenial atmosphere at home for pursuing studies and no detention would make them lacklustre,” he added.
It also claimed that students who are poor at studies will find it hard to cope with higher secondary studies when detention is not allowed. “What happens when they have to take up exams in Class 9 and the Board exams in 10th? Also, in the previous evaluation system, students had to study the same concept several times over the year in order to take up the final exam. But with CCE, that is not possible. We are not against bringing a change to the evaluation system but instead of bringing in CCE, we should fix the problems with the old system,” said Ravi Nandan, Bangalore district secretary.

1 comment:

  1. What bullshit ! My sister committed suicide because of this ..