"Ever since this policy was introduced in Nagaland, it as been seen that around 15,000 students have dropped out from school in Class IX," NSF president Tongpang Ozukum and general secretary Esther Rhakho said in a letter submitted to the Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Yitachu here on Tuesday.
The NSF said more students would drop out of school in if the policy was continuously enforced. "Since students are compulsorily promoted till class VIII, they don't bother to study. When they face examinations in class IX, it becomes the big task for the students and they fail to get through," they said.

"It is also noticed that the teachers give less importance knowing the fact that students will be promoted under any circumstances," the Federation said.
The 'Non-detention policy' might suit the students of other states, but was killing the future of the young generation of Nagaland, the NSF leaders maintained.
The 'Non-detention policy' must either be seriously reviewed or totally revoked so that students were imparted the right education through proper way of teaching, particularly at the early stage of their academic career, the NSF demanded.

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