Schools to reopen on May 28

Special programme to help students write and read clearly

As per the time table of department of Public Instruction, first semester will be from May 28 to October 6 and Dasara holidays will be between October 7 and 24. The second semester will be from October 25 to April 9. The summer holidays will be from April 11 to May 26.

No shortage of uniform

The state government has already supplied textbooks and uniforms to the schools. Hence there is no shortage of uniforms and textbooks, said DDPI Narasimhaiah to Deccan Herald.

The uniforms were supplied by March end. The distribution of uniforms commenced from April 10 during Samudayadatta shale programme.  If any child has not received the uniforms, then the department will take measure to supply on May 28.

About 70 per cent of the books to high schools and primary schools have been supplied. Measure will be taken to supply 30 per cent of the books within a week, he informed.
As soon as school commences, ‘Sethu bandha’ programme will be held for the next 15 days. During the period, the previous class’s lessons will be revised.

Later, the actual classes will commence. Government has also decided to supply five per cent additional text books. Hence, the question of shortage of text books will not arise, he added.

Kodagu district has 665 primary and high schools. Of which, 449 are government schools, 57 aided schools and 144 are unaided schools. 93,000 students are pursuing their education from I to 10th standard. Apart from this, there are Morarji Desai, Ekalavya Residential schools, two to three schools run by CMC.

Special programme

A special programme ‘Swaccha odu, swaccha baraha’ will be organised for all the kids from 1 to 10th standard. The programme aims at making the students to write clearly and read clearly without any mistake from fifth to 10th standard, DDPI informed.

No shortage of teachers

The district has one teacher for 23 students. The process of recruiting 18 teachers for high school is going on. In the backdrop of Gram Panchayat election, counselling could not be held. The recruitment process will be completed soon. Moreover, six teachers for primary schools have been recruited. There is no shortage of teachers in the district, Narasimhaiah added.

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