Students set to sweat it out even during their summer holidays
Summer vacations might no longer be fun and games if you aren’t doing well in studies. The Centre plans to make poorly performing students sweat it out in remedial classes over the summer vacation and weekends to catch up with their peers.
Human resource development (HRD) ministry officials told HT the states have agreed to a proposal to hold “remedial” classes that might start this summer.
The classes will be organised in all government and government-aided schools to improve the quality of education, an issue raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last meeting with HRD ministry officials.
“We have asked schools to conduct basic tests and assess the levels of students promoted recently. If there are weak students, remedial classes will be held to ensure they don’t lag behind,” said a senior HRD official. The classes might reverse a downward trend in academic performance, as captured by the first survey of learning achievement of class X students, conducted with a sample of 277,000 students in 7,216 schools across 33 states or union territories.
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