Under the Right to Education Act the Non Detention Policy guidelines were drafted by the Nagaland State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and were ordered to be implemented with immediate effect.
According to the revised guidelines one major declaration is that the students would now be declared either as ‘Qualified’ or ‘Needs Improvement’ which in other words mean, that if the school feels a student can be detained in the class due to him being not qualified for promotion, the school can do that.
Director of SCERT, Nagaland, Vipralhoue Kesiezie said that the revised guidelines of NDP would come into force with immediate effect. He said that the decision has to be taken keeping in mind the derogatory performances of the students in the state and the declining quality of education. SCERT, being the academic authority in the state reviewed the Non Detention Policy under the RTE Act 2009 to bring some changes in the system.
The focus would now be given to the Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains of the children, so that they could have an all-round development. The emphasis would be on the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation of the students in the state. Keeping the existing examination and evaluation pattern intact with 40 percent internal and 60 percent external marks, the evaluation would be done three times in an academic year. For both internal and external exams the qualifying marks would be 40 percent.
Those students who would fail to secure minimum qualifying marks in their very first evaluation or examination in the year would undergo remedial teaching and improvement examination, so that they can carry forward the studies till the final examination appears.