2017-18 academic year to witness sea change: Kerala edu minister

The current academic year is all set to witness a paradigm shift in the education sector, according to Education Minister C Raveendranath.

Published: 04th June 2017 01:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2017 03:33 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:   The current academic year is all set to witness a paradigm shift in the education sector, according to Education Minister C Raveendranath.

A thorough revamp of the present examination system in schools and ensuring a minimum of 1,000 study hours a year is among the top priorities. “All school-level examinations from Classes I to XII will be conducted by the government.

A question bank based on the prescribed textbooks will be prepared and published on the Central portal,” the minister said. To ensure 1,000 hours of study a year, a timetable of the school-level examinations will be prepared well inadvance.  

He has also come down heavily on private tuition, “guide culture” and obsession towards entrance examinations. Raveendranath also warned teachers against private tuition as it goes against the educational rules. Biodiversity parks will also come up in all schools.

He also sought the help of local bodies and elected representatives towards the success of the General Education Protection Campaign.

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