SAS NAGAR : To raise the standard of education in Punjab has restarted the trend of examination in 5th and 8th class. On the beginning of the 5th class examination, Punjab Education minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema today personally interacted with some students to bless and boost their confidence and distributed sweets and geometry boxes as gifts along with the best wishes.
In a brief and cogent seminar before starting the examination the Minister addressed the students with a message that for their bright future and strong foundation it is very necessary to start the exams for 5th and 8th standard. He said that for this purpose the Education Department through SCERT decided to start the learning outcome evaluation system with this first examination of 5th class.
While addressing the students Cheema said, "students, this is your first test and first step for climbing the ladder of success, for which I bless you all and pray for your successful future.” He asked the student about their preparation for exam and insisted them to avoid cheating during the examination, to score good marks with their hard work. He also mentioned that though no one will fail in these exams but forthcoming life achievements it shall be observed that how much one can score and everyone has to pass the exam with maximum marks.
On this occasion during interaction with the media, Cheema said that Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal through a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested to start the 5th and 8th class examination and not to promote the students to next class those who failed in it. A collective resolution has been passed in legislative assembly and sent to central government regarding this issue. He himself has raised this issue in a meeting with Human Resources Development Ministry. He specified that when the Punjab government has started these evaluation tests on the state level this initiative is appreciated by other states of India.