New Delhi, 4 May 2022 – As per a recent announcement by the Gujarat government, Gujarat schools will now mass promote all students of Classes 1 to 8 in the state. The government will promote students irrespective of the marks they have obtained in their exams.
The decision of mass promotion was announced by the Gujarat Education Minister – Jitu Vaghani – on Twitter. He wrote in Gujarati, “Important decision of the state education department to give mass promotion to students of Class 1 to 8 regardless of their marks, due to the pandemic.”
કોરોનાની પરિસ્થિતિને કારણે ધોરણ 1 થી 8 ના વિદ્યાર્થીઓના ગુણ કે ગ્રેડ ધ્યાને લીધા વિના વર્ગબઢતી આપવાનો રાજ્યના શિક્ષણ વિભાગનો મહત્વનો નિર્ણય pic.twitter.com/SKjofQnqe8
— Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) May 2, 2022
The notice further stated, “All students will be given class promotion irrespective of marks, grades or percentage. As the second semester examination has been completed as per the routine in primary schools, the effect of the result of the examination will not have to be applied on the class promotion of the students.”
The state government has taken this decision to counter the learning loss suffered during the pandemic. Earlier, the government decided to promote students on the basis of the marks received during annual exams, however, the decision was backtracked and students of Classes 1 to 8 will now be mass promoted.
|Announcement||Students of Classes 1 to 8 to be mass promoted irrespective of the marks obtained in exams|
|Announcement Made By||Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani|
|Mode of Announcement|
|Date of Announcement||May 2, 2022|
|Other States That Have Promoted Students||Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Assam|
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- COVID-19: Other States That Have Promoted Students Without Exams
COVID-19: Other States That Have Promoted Students Without Exams
Due to the loss of learning created by the COVID-19 pandemic, several states have promoted students of junior classes without exams. Some of these states are:
Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, had recently announced that the students of Classes 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next higher class without exams. The announcement was made on April 6 and is scheduled to be followed by all schools of the state.
The Assam government has decided to promote the students of Classes 1 to 9 to the next higher classes without exams. The new academic session in Assam schools started from April 1 onwards, which also caused unrest among parents due to fee hike.
Odisha schools have also been instructed to promote the students of Classes 1 to 8 to the next classes without examination. The decision is applicable to all schools under the School and Mass Education Department, Odisha. The government has also announced remedial classes for the first 2-3 months in the new academic session for students to get acquainted with the course structure.
The chief minister of Tamil Nadu had announced that students of Classes 9 to 11 will be promoted to the next classes without taking exams. This decision was made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chhattisgarh state government announced that all students will be promoted to the next classes directly without exams. This order is valid for all classes, except for Classes 10 and 12 which still have to appear for board examinations to pass to the next classes.
The Rajasthan government had announced the mass promotion of students without exams for primary classes. As per the order, Classes 1 to 5 will be promoted on the basis of the assessment done under the Social Media Interface for Learning Engagement (SMILE) programme.
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Which students will be promoted in schools of Gujarat?
Schools in Gujarat will promote the students of Classes 1 to 8.
Do the students need to pass the exams to get promoted?
No! The students will be promoted irrespective of the marks they have obtained in the exams.
Why are students being promoted without taking the marks obtained in exams into consideration?
Students are being promoted without exams because of the loss of learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.