Karnataka Government hold full day classes

Published by : Step in college

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar said that the State government of Karnatka agreed to hold full-day classes for students of classes IX and X and 1st and 2nd year of pre-university all across the state on 1 February.

Karnataka Government agreed to hold full day classes for class IX, X and PUC students

A decision on opening regular Schools: The decision has been taken in consultation with the State Technical Advisory Committee on COVID-19, taking into account the health and educational future of the students. On the basis of experience gained so far, a discussion was held with the Health Minister, K Sudhakar, and COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee members, and this decision to begin full-day classes was taken at the meeting, Suresh Kumar said.

Speaking to Bengaluru reporters, he said that the Vidyagama scheme, which helps students from classes 6 to 8 to begin their schooling, will continue the same.  A decision on beginning classes for the other students will be made after observing the new set-up until the second week of February.

Students are interested in regular classes

Schools and PUC colleges have been closed since the beginning of last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  They were reopened by the government for second year students that is PUC (Class XII) and class X  along with the Vidyagama programme for students from Grades six to eight from 1 January, with schools going for half a day.

The Department has clarified that offline or online classes will continue as preferred by students and parents, and attendance is not compulsory. Kumar said that students were interested in learning and preferred regular classes. There was also a demand from parents and the School Growth and Monitoring Committees (SDMCs) for continuing education.

Students’ Attendance

On average, 75 % of attendance was recorded in the second PUC class, while 70 % in Class 10, he said, adding that the Vidyagama class had 45% attendance. Classes were conducted in compliance with the standing operating procedure laid down by the Professional Advisory Committee and so far there have been no reports of significant infection among students and faculty. The Minister also declared that the annual exams for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) would take place from 14 to 25 June.

Related Article