Haryana Education Department To Bring Back Class 8 Board Exams

Manohar Lal Khattar

With the aim of improving the standard of education in the state, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar stated the government is soon going to restart the class 8 board exams. The state government along with the state’s education department is considering to bring back class 8 board examinations which will be monitored under Haryana School Education Board (HSEB).

While addressing a function at Shri Ram Sharnam Asharam in Sonipat, Mr. Khattar, on Sunday mentioned that the reason for which the state government has took such decision is to provide a high quality education to the students. And in order to increase the standard of education in the state, the examination system of the state also needs to be upgraded. Further adding to his speech he stated that, all the information related to the state government’s work in the field of development or in case of adding new policies for public welfare, all such details would be informed to the public via emails or SMS’s.

On this issue Education Minister of the state Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma said, “For past one decade, the education level of government schools has gone from bad to worst.” Thus, in order to increase the standard of education of the government schools across the state, the government has collectively decided to reintroduce the class 8 board examinations.

Haryana School of Education Board first came into existence in the year 1969. Earlier HSEB had its headquarters at Chandigarh but later in 1981, it was shifted to Bhiwani. The board has become the first if its kind in all over the nation to introduce the semester system in the education structure of the state in year 2006-2007.

Also with the introduction of Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and grading system in to the secondary and senior secondary classes, HESB has become the first state board to introduce such system.

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