Karnataka: Government’s no bag day twice a week proposal draws flak

D Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, said, “The government should think scientifically before making such rules.

Published: 12th September 2018 06:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2018 06:29 AM   |  A+A-

school bag, students, girl student, group, uniform, schools

Image used for representational purpose only

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Private school managements in the state have raised objections against the state government-proposed ‘no bag day’ for two days a week and ‘no homework up to Class 2’ policies, saying such guidelines need to be scientific, and must be implemented only after consulting school managements. In a press conference on Tuesday, All Boards’ Association (members of schools affiliated to all boards) demanded that the state department of Primary and Secondary Education stick to ‘no bag day’ for one day per week instead of two days, as planned by the department. The association also demanded that the decision to ban homework up to Class 2 be reconsidered.

D Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, said, “The government should think scientifically before making such rules. We want to ask officials of the department, on what basis are they fixing bag weight at 7-8 per cent of the body weight of a child? We, private schools are also stakeholders, and the government must take us into consideration before taking such decisions.”

He said private schools were ready to implement the ‘no bag day’, but it should be only once a week and not twice.  “Most of our schools are already practising it,” said Shashi Kumar.According to the association members, even the ‘no homework up to class 2’ was an unscientific decision and by implementing such plans, the department was making kids more insensitive towards homework.

Pvt schools to display fee draft in December 
Following complaints against several private schools for not following fee regulation draft, the All Boards Association has directed its member schools to display fee draft for next academic year in December itself. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)
TAGS
no bag day

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp