“No Detention” policy scrapped by Gujarat Government
Education Ministry of Gujarat has planned to scrap the “No Detention” policy. Under this policy, no student can be expelled or failed from school till the time they complete their elementary education. This decision of Gujarat Government will be executed from this academic year i.e. 2019-20. “Due to the no-detention policy, quality of education was badly affected, about which teachers, students and parents were concerned. During the education ministers’ meeting held during the NDA-I regime, I requested to modify the no-detention policy and in the last budget meeting of NDA-II, taking into account the request from almost all education ministers, it was amended,” said, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Cabinet Education Minister. According to the amendments, a child who wish to change the school after his detention, he should be enrolled in the same class in which he was detained. Now, there will be annual examination for class 5th and 8th at the end of academic year. This decision of government will ensure competitive environment in the schools and will ensure better results in the near future.