School uniforms not mandatory for pre-primary students in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The General Education Department has informed that school uniforms will not be mandatory for pre-primary students in Kerala. The department has taken the decision after considering the recommendation of the committee formed to frame a general policy for pre-primary education.

The committee has submitted the report on six subjects including eligibility of pre-primary teachers and high-tech classrooms.

Considering the proposal of the committee, the department also decided to cancel distributing honorarium to pre-primary teachers and maids appointed after 2012. Those who are appointed by PTA without government approval will not be eligible for the honorarium.

Earlier, the government issued an order restricting school authorities from establishing pre-primary schools. With effect from December 7, 2012, no school is permitted to start pre-primary sections. But many aided schools continue to start pre-primary schools by violating this order.

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