Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 has received green signal from Tripura government. This act suggests no detention of the students till class four, on Friday a state minister cleared the air with this statement. The parliament earlier approved the act, which suggests conducting the regular exams for class V and class VIII. If a child fails in the regular exam, s/he shall be given the opportunity to reappear in the exam within two months, mentioned the minister.
On Friday, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 was approved in a meeting held by the council of ministers. While addressing the press, state Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “this act was earlier approved in the parliament and we have accepted it.”
In January 2019, this bill was passed in the parliament with an intention to revise the clause of ‘no detention policy’ till class VIII, which allowed schools to fail students with a provision of reappearing in the exam.
The students will be promoted from class V to VI after assessing their performance in the examination. However, the ‘no detention policy’ will remain intact up to class IV. Similar case is with the promotion of students from class VIII to class IX.
It is also a term in the act that if a student fails in class V or class VIII, he/ she would be given the chance to reappear in the exam in two months.
In the second chance if a student fails again, then school has full right to detain the same students in the respective class.
Students who maintain 85% attendance will be awarded 5 grace marks. Also, a special power will be reserved to head masters of schools in Tripura to give relaxation or promote specially-abled children.
According to the state education minister, the quality of education within the state-run and government-aided schools in Tripura will be maintained and improved after analyzing the scopes.