Government for single board at All-India level for school education

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New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Human Resource Development minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday came out with a proposal to have a single board in the country to make the 10th board examination optional and make the admission process smooth.

Introducing a 100-day plan, HRD minister said the single board at the all-India level will replace various boards in the country and will hold a uniform examination for all students, which will be similar to the pattern of combined law entrances organised by law institutions.

"By a single board, a student can decide which university he wants to go. It is happening in the law courses. The aim is to reduce the trauma," Kapil Sibal said.

Highlighting the level of stress that students and parents have to undergo during examinations, Sibal said that government wants to make 10th board exam optional for those students who wish to continue studying in the same school, saying that internal assessment would be sufficient for the promotion.

"If a student wants to go for pre-university course, he may appear for 10th board exam. But in case of a student pursuing the course in the same school, he need not appear in the class-10 exam for promotion to class-11," Kapil Sibal said. (ANI)

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