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  Metros   Mumbai  31 Dec 2016  Maharashtra govt removes ‘failed’ from SSC mark sheets

Maharashtra govt removes ‘failed’ from SSC mark sheets

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 31, 2016, 6:40 am IST
Updated : Dec 31, 2016, 7:03 am IST

The state also joined hands with various institutions to set up centres to provide skill development courses.

Students from Bal Mohan Vidyamandir in Dadar’s Shivaji Park celebrate their success in the SSC examination, along with their teachers.
 Students from Bal Mohan Vidyamandir in Dadar’s Shivaji Park celebrate their success in the SSC examination, along with their teachers.

In a bid to eliminate the term ‘failed’ that appeared on the mark sheets of 40,000 students who had appeared for the SSC exams in 2016, the state education department came out with the initiative to issue mark sheets to students who did not succeed in the exams and re-exams with the title ‘Appeared and Eligible for Skill Development’.

According to education minister Vinod Tawde, students would now have an option to opt for a skill-development programme if they were not interested in taking admission to FYJC with the promoted ATKT option. This move was adopted to ensure that all the students go to colleges and schools and learn vocational courses that would further enable them to become independent and help them earn their livelihood.

The state also joined hands with various institutions to set up centres to provide skill development courses and the same is already underway in various parts of the state. This initiative would bring all the kids on the same platform without discriminating them on the basis of their performance. The state also believes that this initiative would lead to an active workforce in vocational professions such as carpentry, electricians, fitters, turners, welders and machine operators among others, thus contributing to the growth of the state.     

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