The district administration is all set to welcome the thousands of students who will enter the world of letters on Monday. Bags, books, umbrellas and of course, sweets are ready to welcome the 14,000 students in the district who will be inducted into first standard on Monday.
‘Praveshanotsavam’, the reception for Class I students to be held across the state, will be officially inaugurated in the city at Government LP School, Kakkattupara, said Deputy Director of Education M D Murali.
K P Dhanapalan MP will inaugurate the district-level celebrations. V P Sajeendran MLA will be present for the function.
Altogether, 320 schools are gearing up for the ‘Praveshanotsavam’ in the district on Monday,” said Senior Superintendent in the Office of Deputy Director (Education) Abdul Azeez. The inauguration will be followed by awareness programmes and seminars which will be useful for both students and parents.
“Classes related to disaster management, health awareness, and IT will be conducted in various schools. In some schools, arrangements have been made for a fire force mock drill,” said Abdul Azeez. In most schools, teachers and senior students were seen decorating the campus on Sunday to welcome the tiny tots and make them feel at home.Launch of free books and uniforms and implementation of mid-day meals scheme will also be organised on Monday. As safety concerns of school vans are on a rise, the Director of Education has asked schools to take necessary steps from day one itself. “Only drivers with 10 years of experience will be allowed to drive school vans. Also, every school has to collect the bio-data of drivers and students,” Azeez said.
Steps to improve toilet facility in schools have also been taken. “Rupees 1 lakh was allocated to build toilet and lavatory facilities for students before the re-opening day. The ratio was set as 1:20 for girls and and 1:40 for boys,” said Azeez. Clearly, apart from the separation blues, a warm welcome is awaiting students on Monday.