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Implement no detention policy till Class V: panel

The no detention policy in schools should be applicable till Class V and exams be held from Class VI onwards, the Subramanian committee formed by the government to formulate a New Education Policy (NEP) has recommended.

‘Allow foreign institutions’

While suggesting foreign institutions be allowed to come to India to improve the quality of higher education, the panel in its 200-page report has given specific suggestions to raise the standard of education which are found wanting in many respects from primary to higher level, informed sources said.

One of the key suggestions is to focus on “remedial coaching” and “hand-holding” to ensure the learning outcome of children does not suffer.

It has recommended that the ‘No detention policy’ be reviewed and exams be held from Class VI. The Right To Education law prescribes the no detention policy for students till Class VIII.

However, in case a child does not pass in the first instance, he or she should be given two more chances to appear in the exam. — PTI