Kerala likely to reopen 10, 12 classes after LSG Polls
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government is considering the proposal to reopen 10th and 12th classes after the Local Self-Government polls. It is assumed that students in lower classes would not be able to attend school this year.
The General Education Department has informed that decision on reopening of schools will be taken according to the intensity of COVID-19 spread in the state.
At the same time, teachers of 10 and 12 classes are directed to report at the schools from December 17. The schools will be allowed to decide on the percentage of teachers on duty per day.
Teachers are asked to utilize this time for clearing the doubts of the students and repeating the lessons to solve the drawbacks in the previous online classes. Permission will be granted for practical classes as well.
LSG polls pose a challenge for schools
As the state is gearing up for assembly polls after two months of LSG polls, schools will not reopen lower classes this academic year.
At present, the government has decided to promote students till 8th to the next class without examination (all pass system). It is reported that the government is planning to extend this promotion for students till 9th standard.
Coordination for reducing the syllabus
Various states have reduced the syllabus in a different manner.A uniform manner of syllabus reduction was demanded as entrance examinations are conducted based on the syllabus of class 10 to 12.
Confederation of Allied Board of Examinations, a national level uniform system of various examination, is considering this demand.
At the same time, the Kerala education department has decided that the syllabus would not be decreased. But if the syllabus gets reduced in the national level, the state will also adopt these changes.