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Allow textbooks during exams: Modi

September 20, 2004 18:35 IST

Observing that present system of examinations is full of shortcomings, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said students should be allowed to refer textbooks during exams.

"Everyone accepts that the system of examination at present is full of drawbacks. Considering this, time is now ripe that a serious brainstorming is done on pros and cons of allowing use of textbooks by students while taking exams," Modi said while inaugurating Gujarat University's Youth Festival in Gandhinagar.

To begin with, the suggestion may be implemented during the internal exams of colleges on an experimental basis and the outcome can be analysed.

The chief minister appealed to educational institutes and other social organisations to play a lead role in grooming talented youths and tapping their potential for development of the state.

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Sub: Regarding Mr. Modi's statement .

I support what Mr. Narendra Modi has told about our examination system.I m viewing a solution,Allowing books to examintion halls & putting such questions so ...

Posted by Abinash Mishra

Sub: Allow Books during exams- Case for Yes.

Congrats Mr.Modi ! Atlast somebody thought of students in right direction. As it is Gujrath students need some relief. Then forgetting specific things about Gujrath, ...

Posted by Mrs.Medha

Sub: modi not literate to talk to abt indian edu system.

indian edu system is bad. there should be changes. but people like modi who know lesser than a X stand student should not dare comment ...

Posted by guru



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