Thiruvananthapuram: Education Minister Prof. C. Raveendranath said that concerns over unification of high schools and higher secondary schools in the state were baseless.
“High school teachers will continue to teach in high schools while higher secondary teachers will continue to teach in higher secondary schools. No changes in teaching are being planned,” he said.
Raveendranath was addressing the media after holding discussions with teacher’s and non-teacher’s associations regarding the implementation of the Khader committee report.
Tuesday’s was the second round of discussions regarding the Khader committee report. The association representatives had earlier held discussions with the public education secretary in this regard. The Khader committee report will be discussed in meetings with school managers and students also.
“The suggestions raised in the meetings with association representatives will be presented before the cabinet on Wednesday. The cabinet will then take a decision,” Raveendranath said.
The education minister also said that there was no need to be concerned about higher secondary being shifted to Malayalam medium. “The higher secondary is in English medium and the text books are also in English. Malayalam textbooks will be provided to help the students understand the subjects in depth,” added Raveendranath.