Scolded for not wearing uniform, MP school student shoots principal Six city schools will stick to no-fail rule, even if govt scraps it
A student shot the principal of his school after he was pulled up for not wearing his uniform at Jaora in Ratlam district on Saturday. The principal was hospitalised and is said to be in a critical condition. Sources said the accused, a student of class 9, would frequently get into trouble with the school administration over attendance issues. The boy came to school on Saturday, but in civilian clothes, spurring the principal to send him home with a warning.
At least six schools in Mumbai have made the bold decision to pass all its students up to Class 8 — even if the government scraps the no-fail policy from the next academic year.
The schools allayed fears of poor standards saying remedial classes will keep the quality high. The schools said they were worried the fail tag will have negative repercussions on students.
The no-detention policy was introduced six years ago, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, to make learning stress-free. But recently, the human resource development (HRD) ministry started working towards getting rid of the policy, calling it the biggest roadblock to “quality”.
Some Mumbai schools, however, don’t want to return to the system of failing students.