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No exams in Meghalaya schools

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Oct 31 � Meghalaya will introduce a continuous and comprehensive evaluation system in State schools from the next academic year, freeing students from examinations.

To begin with, the system would be launched in select schools where overall performance of students from Classes I to VIII will be continuously evaluated, replacing traditional written tests and marking systems, Education Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said here.

Students would be evaluated after completion of every chapter and therefore, they don�t have to study the whole book to pass an examination. This will help in minimising drop out rates, she said.

She said, �The system is being introduced to remove fear of examination from students� minds, laying emphasis on overall mental development rather than memorisation.

�Under the Centre�s Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan, every year 20 schools will be identified. Since CBSE has already begun the scheme, Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education cannot say they cannot go ahead.

�The process of preparing materials for teachers training has already begun and the teachers training will be conducted for two and half months starting from December next,� Lyngdoh said.

The government has made it mandatory for the teachers who were selected to participate in the training. �If a teacher does not go for the training under any pretext, action will be taken,� Lyngdoh said. � PTI

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No exams in Meghalaya schools

SHILLONG, Oct 31 � Meghalaya will introduce a continuous and comprehensive evaluation system in State schools from the next academic year, freeing students from examinations.

To begin with, the system would be launched in select schools where overall performance of students from Classes I to VIII will be continuously evaluated, replacing traditional written tests and marking systems, Education Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said here.

Students would be evaluated after completion of every chapter and therefore, they don�t have to study the whole book to pass an examination. This will help in minimising drop out rates, she said.

She said, �The system is being introduced to remove fear of examination from students� minds, laying emphasis on overall mental development rather than memorisation.

�Under the Centre�s Rastriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan, every year 20 schools will be identified. Since CBSE has already begun the scheme, Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education cannot say they cannot go ahead.

�The process of preparing materials for teachers training has already begun and the teachers training will be conducted for two and half months starting from December next,� Lyngdoh said.

The government has made it mandatory for the teachers who were selected to participate in the training. �If a teacher does not go for the training under any pretext, action will be taken,� Lyngdoh said. � PTI