The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the non-governmental board that conducts the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams for Class 10 and Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams for Class 12 students, is planning to give an affirmative nod to scrap the ‘no detention’ policy provided under the Right to Education Act.
The plan, which is being supported by the Central Advisory Board for Education (CABE), has come after the Maharashtra government submitted a proposal in this regard.
Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary, CISCE, said the current system would be replaced by a cumulative assessment system from Classes 6 to 12, which will be based on a comprehensive continuous evaluation process.
Arathoon informed that the proposal will be placed before the council members for approval only after the Union Cabinet ratifies the CABE recommendation and Parliament amends the RTE Act 2009.
“The Council will advise all affiliated schools to re-introduce a detention system from Class VI. If it is a national policy, uniformity has to be maintained. We feel there should be a detention system in place. Teachers should be able to evaluate students instead of the current practice where everyone is promoted up to Class VIII without any detention,” he said.