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Half of class 6 students in Delhi government schools can’t read

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New Delhi: The government survey report on 1011 schools, consisting of 201,997 students released, in a shocking incident, around half of the class 6 students from Delhi government schools cannot even read while some can go through their Hindi textbooks or class 2 level English book, according to a government survey.

13 per cent could not recognise the alphabets, 67 per cent could not solve simple sums.

The survey is a part of government’s initiative, Chaunauti 2018, focusing on improving quality of education in the government schools. On the basis of results, children will be given special lessons so that they can match up to their classes’ level. The results of students from classes 7,8 and 9 were also examined and their results will be declared by the month end.

It is being anticipated that the programme will overhaul the adverse effects of “no detention policy”. According to no detention policy, students upto class 8 face no problem in getting promoted to the next class. The policy was implemented as part of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) under the RTE Act in 2010 to ensure all-round development of students. The children will be trained in a manner that they can clear higher classes 8th, 9th and 10th without seeking help from no detention policy.

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