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Haryana introduces board exams for classes V and VIII to improve quality of learning



The Haryana, government has recently scrapped its ‘no detention policy’ and introduced Board examination in classes V and VIII from this academic year. Haryana Education Minister, Chaudhary Kanwar Pal took to Twitter and announced, “Taking an important decision in the field of education, the Haryana government has implemented the 5th and 8th board exams in the state. This historic decision will lead to high-level reforms in the education system.” Meanwhile, Ved Prakash Yadav, vice-chairman, Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH), said that the government has taken this decision to improve the overall educational standards in the state. The ‘no-detention policy’ under the RTE 2009, had banned the practice of making under-performing children repeat classes in elementary school from classes I to VIII, in a bid to ensure that the students do not drop out.