School students in various classes, who are scoring less than 35 percent marks, will now have to undergo remedial coaching classes in the month of July and August. This will help them to catch up with their classmates and help them improve their performance in their respective classes. The Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema said this will help students gaining enough confidence to perform well in the future.
He further said, “We held exams for Classes V and VIII last year. We informed students six to seven months beforehand that they will have to appear for exams. We will not be detaining any student as the no-detention policy is still in force. Results are being evaluated and those scoring below 35 percent will get remedial coaching in July and August. I have sought reports from each school from which over 10 students were absent in the exams. A physical verification of schools will also be conducted to ensure that there are no cases of bogus admissions.”
The programme was initiated after the launch of Vidyanjali programme by the union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. Cheema spoke to the reporters regarding the steps taken up in order to improve the performance of the students in the lower classes. Around 6000 students had been marked absent in the exams and this number could get reduced in the future. The remedial coaching classes would help sort out the problems of students who could not focus on the teachings of the class and can perform well in the final exams.
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