Himachal does away with board exam for ten plus one class

Shimla: Providing much relief to school children from sitting for successive board examinations at Class X, Class 11 (Ten plus 1) and Class 12 (Ten plus 2) levels, the state government has decided to do away with a board examination for Class 11.

A government spokesman today announced that the state government has notified that from the year 2012 the Ten plus one examination which was otherwise being conducted by HP Board of School Education (HPBSE), would be discontinued.

Grilled by board examinations at class 8, 10, 11 and class 12 levels, educationist had been critical of the state governments education policy which was burdening the students community and was counted as a major source of revenue for the states education board.

One senior educationist even went onto say that all students, including girl students, had to pay examination fees for the board exams conducted by HPBSE and was defeating the objective of providing free education to girl students.

Barring the examination fees, Himachal government has otherwise declared free education for the girl child right upto university level.

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