DPUE considering declaringII PU repeaters ‘pass’ this year
Govt. had first stated that repeaters and personal candidates should sit for examination
The Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) is considering passing second pre-university (II PU) college students who’ve registered for the 2021 examination as repeaters. These are candidates who had didn’t clear the II PU board examination previously.
Initially, the State authorities had introduced that repeaters and personal candidates must sit for an examination after the COVID-19 state of affairs eased. This rule, nevertheless, is now below overview, however just for repeaters.
The transfer comes after the division was flooded with calls from candidates and their mother and father questioning the federal government’s resolution to cross solely freshers with out an examination. They argued that college students, who would have in any other case didn’t clear the board examination if it had been held, could be given a passing grade/rating.
As many as 76,000 candidates had registered as repeaters for the 2021 examination. “We got calls from candidates who were repeaters saying that the rule was unfair. They pointed out that going by the pass percentages of previous years, around 40% of fresh candidates would not have cleared the II PU examination if it had been held. Many also threatened to seek legal recourse. Therefore, we are considering passing repeaters, too,” stated a DPUE official.
Not all lecturers and principals are completely satisfied that the federal government is reconsidering its resolution. Ninge Gowda A.H., president of the Karnataka State Pre-University College Lecturers’ Association, stated that they have been in opposition to the transfer to deem all repeaters as cross.
“It is an extraordinary situation this year and they have decided to declare all freshers as pass. These students have attended online classes and have appeared for some form of assessment. It is true that thousands of freshers also fail the examination. But the percentage of freshers failing the exam is far lower than the percentage of repeaters and private candidates failing the examination. If repeaters are also declared as pass, the sanctity of the examination and the teaching learning method is lost,” he stated. Senior training officers within the division stated that the 76,000 candidates who’ve registered as repeaters this year fall in numerous classes. “Some candidates will be those who failed in the 2019-2020 academic year and will want to appear for the examination again. Many had written the examination years ago and will be attempting again to clear it. So we have to decide on whether we will pass all the repeaters or declare only one category of them as pass,” the official added.
The division has already introduced that 5.86 lakh candidates who’ve registered as freshers are deemed as cross candidates for the 2020-2021 educational year.