Teachers unions will be consulted regarding 220 study days in upcoming academic year: Minister

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Minister V Sivankutty | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: General education minister V Sivankutty announced that discussions will be held with teachers' organisations regarding the proposal to extend the school working days to 220 in the upcoming academic year.

Citing the Right to Education Act and Kerala Education Rules, the minister emphasised the importance of ensuring a specific number of study hours for students. According to the regulations, there should be 800 hours of study in the primary section, 1,000 hours in upper primary, and 1,200 hours in high school and higher secondary levels.

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The inclusion of extracurricular activities such as NCC, Student Police Cadet, and NSS on Saturdays also needs to be taken into account when considering additional study days.

However, several opposition teachers' unions have raised concerns and submitted a petition to the minister. They highlighted the need for careful consideration of academic decisions, taking into account the physical and mental well-being of students. It was also stressed that the fixed weekly working hours for teachers should not be affected by the proposed changes. Moreover, the unions emphasised the importance of preserving extracurricular activities that contribute to the personal development of students.

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