The fight between the Delhi Government and the BJP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has further intensified with the civic agency floating an ambitious plan to introduce Board examination for class V students now.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which controls primary education in the Government sector in the national Capital, is proposing to hold Board-level examination at the Class-V level. According to Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain, an advisory committee is being formed to chart out a plan in this regard. He said the move will make school teachers more accountable and at the same time, present a correct assessment of the education provided in the civic body schools. But, the system will only be implemented after judging public opinion and consulting other stakeholders.
According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on October 27, the Delhi Government now has the authority to make any rules regarding primary education. But parents and children – take heart!! Because this is just a suggestion, not a decision, as the HRD Ministry has been off late focusing on lessening the pressure on the students by abolishing Class X Boards. A lot depends upon the general public opinion and hence the final outcome is yet to be seen.