The Karnataka government on Wednesday, March 17 said it plans to start the next academic year for schools from July 15, subject to the Covid-19 situation.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said, “We are planning to start the next academic year for schools from July 15. We have to keep in mind the Covid situation as well.”
Referring to a report by Premji University that stated that children are lagging in Maths in the absence of regular offline classes, Kumar said the state has the obligation to take care of their health and education.
The minister also said the government would consult experts and decide whether the Bhagawad Gita should be included in the school curriculum, as it was demanded from some quarters.
According to the Karnataka Association of Management of Primary and Secondary Schools, the department of public instruction has asked private schools to buy textbooks for the new academic session.
The association has asked the government not to force them into buying textbooks right now as they are not yet clear as to how many students will enrol for the upcoming academic session (2021-22).
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