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Kendra Vidyalayas to Adopt Five-Day a Week Classes for Primary Level

Feb 17, 2014 13:04 IST

    The primary class students studying in Kendra Vidyalayas spread across the nation will now be able to enjoy holiday on Saturdays too along with Sunday.

    On 12 February, the Board of Governors (BOG) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) had given green signal to the proposal of replacing 6 days schooling system to 5 days in a week, for all Kendriya Vidyalayas students studying in class I-V. Now the children will be able to enjoy rest from schools on Saturdays as well.

    The decision of teaching only 5 days in a week to primary class students will come into effect from the coming academic session with an aim to reduce stress among pupils as well as letting them have more time to chase their area of interests and pursue new hobbies.

    The KVS had formed a committee to evaluate the viability of introducing 5 day a week policy, and the recommendations from the committee were sought. After thorough discussions the decision was approved to let children spent more time in their area of interest and hobbies, at home.

    However, the faculty and teaching staff of primary classes will have 6 day working hours except the second Saturday of the month, which will remain a holiday for all teachers from Class 1 to 12.

    Since the students of Primary section would be on leave on Saturdays, the space to conduct secondary and senior activities such as exhibition, scouts and guides activities, youth parliament, club activities, and medical checkups will held more effectively in their premises.

    Furthermore, the teachers from primary section can also obtain enough time to plan their schedule and school activities. They will also be able to maintain all the students and school records calmly.

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