No change in schooling pattern for now

No change in schooling pattern for now

No change in schooling pattern for now

 The State government will require two to three years to introduce a new schooling pattern as recommended by the R Govinda Committee in the State.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri on Tuesday told mediapersons that the recommendation to reorganise the existing schooling model includes doing away with PU courses and integrating them as classes 11 and 12 along with classes 9 and 10. It is an elaborate process and schools will require additional infrastructure.

Hence, it is not possible to implement the recommendations in one go, he added.
The committee, which recently submitted its report to the government, has recommended changing of the current 5+2+3 (five years of primary, two years of higher primary and three years of high school) schooling model to the 5+3+2 model.

Kageri said the Right to Education Act mandates that the State provide compulsory education till class 8. Moreover, the Union government has been for long mounting pressure on the State to change the schooling model.

The report has been uploaded on www.ssakar., inviting objections and suggestions from the public. The government will implement the report based on the public response, he added.

HMs’ appointment

The minister said the department will commence the counseling to appoint headmasters on August 23. Seventy-five per cent of the total 2,070 posts will be filled through promotions and the rest through recruitment from the Karnataka Public Service Commission. The government will host Teachers’ Day on September 5 in Belgaum, the minister said.