Summer vacation cut down to ensure 210 working days in Kerala schools

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Thiruvananthapuram: General education minister V Sivankutty informed that summer vacation following the academic year 2023-24 would start only from April 6, 2024, onwards. Normally state schools in Kerala close down on March 31 for the two-month vacation.

Speaking at the state-level inauguration of the Pravesanolsavam at a school in Thiruvananthapuram, Sivankutty said that the decision to change the schedule is to ensure that schools receive 210 working days in the current academic year.

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As many as 38.33 lakh (38,33,399) students attended school on the reopening day on Thursday.

The Plus 1 classes would commence from July 1, 2023 onwards. More than 4 lakh students will join higher secondary classes this year.

The minister also informed that an LP school is allotted in Edamalakudy, a remote tribal village in Idukki.

Sivankutty also pointed out that the government had implemented 45,000 technical-friendly classrooms, computer labs in all primary and upper primary schools, and academic master plans in all institutions. At the same time, the government would also convene a department-level committee this week to consider issues related to teachers' promotions. Guest teachers would be appointed in case of vacancies, Sivankutty added.

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