This is so indicted from views of School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das made before the media today.
“Many complaints seeking summer vacation in the month of May instead of June have been received. If the situation so demands (heat wave conditions become intense), we will consider the suggestions,” Das told reporters.
He asserted that the department has declared to conduct classes from 6 to 9 am every working day from May 1 to June 6 instead of present 7am-10.30am schedule. “Students can come to school early in the morning and return home by the time temperature gets hotter after 9.30 pm. Thirty minutes is enough for students to return home,” he claimed.
“Still, we are open to consider proposals if the situation so demands,” he said again.
It may be noted that the School and Mass Education Department has announced summer vacation for all schools from June 6 to 16 and the Higher Education department has declared summer vacation from June 1 to 16 this year. Summer vacation has been shorted from 45 days to about 15 dais as classroom teaching was disrupted for over two years due to Covid19 pandemic.
When asked, he also asserted that there will be no problem in conducting Class X and Class XII examinations. “We will be providing special booklets to students in this week. The booklets will contain lessons of the last two years. These lessons will be taught along with regular courses in the new academic year starting May 1,” the Minister said, adding, “The old lessons will be taught through the session. The main objective is to compensate course teaching loss.”