Grade system, a food for thought

Grade system, a food for thought


The reforms in education, planned by the UPA government must not be just a flash in the plan type of announcement. It should stick to what Kapil Sibal says "100 days agenda".Sibal's aim has been mainly on school and higher education. Indeed, the children and parents are stressed by today's extremely competitive examinations which take a heavy toll on their minds. The Human Resources Development Minister's plan to scrap the tenth standard board examinations, or make it optional, is good. However,if only grades are the yardsticks to measure one's ability, a certain amount of laxity is bound to creep into our children's ambitions and how pre-university colleges will welcome the 'graded students' is a food for thought.But Sibal's proposal to form a single national board,for 12th standard students,and conduct exams through regional boards, if implemented,will definitely raise the level of merit in our profesional colleges.All these,require careful planning and Kapil Sibal,a lawyer,will surely know ignoring some states' protests will be at his own peril.

Dr.Ganapathi Bhat

Akola
Maharashtra

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