Rupnagar: The Punjab education department has proposed to restart evaluation of students in V and VIII class from the current academic year, state Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said here.
The Punjab School Education Board had stopped annual examination system of V and VIII class after the Right To Education (RTE) Act was implemented which allows all children to be promoted to next class till ninth standard.
Cheema said that Punjab government had taken up the issue with the Union Human Resource Ministry and pleaded to restart the annual examination.
He, however, said that even if the Centre would not amend the RTE provision, Punjab would go ahead with evaluation system of students so that their performance is known to teachers.
A large number of students had failed in Class X examination and were not able to go for higher education, Cheema said while presiding over the national awardees teachers conference here.
The Minister said that he had asked the education department to prepare a proposal for evaluation system to be adopted.
Cheema said that regular evaluation of students would also improve performance of teachers.