Supporting the CBSE governing body’s move to make the Class X Board exams compulsory from 2018, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that it was discriminatory to allow seven lakh students to opt out of the board examinations when nearly two crore others were taking them.
Interacting with journalists here, he said the HRD Ministry will take forward the recommendations made by the CBSE governing body. He said there are around two crore students across the country who complete their Class X education every year. Out of these, 1.93 crore students take the examinations conducted by different boards, whereas seven lakhs opt out of it. This kind of discrimination is not proper, Javadekar said.