The flawed test system in Maharashtra is the reason behind rise of cheating and private coaching sessions says, Vivek Sawant, the managing director of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation.
At an event on Saturday hosted in a college in Jalna, he discussed the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Lauding the NEP, Sawant said the examination system under it would be comprehensive and facilitate continuous assessment of a child.
He claimed the present examination system does not assess the overall quality of a child and called for overhauling it.
“How can a child be judged through an examination of two or three hours?” he asked.
The “defective examination system has given birth to private coaching classes” and they have a whopping turnover, he said. He also targeted teachers wasting their energy on forming associations, fighting for salary hike and other benefits, thereby degrading the quality of education.
Sawant said in Finland, irrespective of political parties, teachers’ organisations frame the education policy as they know the need and pulse of the society.