West Bengal To Bring Back ''Pass-Fail'' System In Classes 5, 8

West Bengal to bring back ”pass-fail” system in classes 5, 8


KOLKATA: Abolishing the no-detention policy, the West Bengal government has decided to bring back the ”pass-fail” system in classes five and eight from the next academic session, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Thursday.

A notification in this regard will be issued soon, Chatterjee told PTI.

“This is in conformity with recommendations of the Ministry of Human Resources Development to bring back the pass-fail system in classes 5 and 8. Students would have to pass examinations to be promoted to classes 6 and 9 from the next academic session,” he said.

The no-detention policy till class 8 had been adopted by West Bengal government in 2010 amid protests from a section of teachers who felt that it would produce poor quality students