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Chandigarh: The Haryana government has announced to conduct board examinations for classes 5 and 8 across the state at the end of every year. The decision will be implemented in all government as well as private schools.
As per the new rule, it is necessary to "conduct regular examinations in the fifth and eighth classes, or to authorise any other agency having expertise in conducting such examinations, at the end of every academic year."
The amendment has been introduced to the Haryana Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011. However, if the student fails the examination, they will get another chance to qualify.
State Education Minister Kanwar Pal tweeted "The Haryana Government has taken an important decision regarding the implementation of the 5th and 8th board exams in the state. This historic decision will lead to high level reforms in the education system."