Mangaluru: Weekend classes to compensate for rain holidays

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP) 

Mangaluru, Aug 19: The department of public instruction in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts have instructed schools to conduct additional classes either on Saturday afternoons or Sundays to compensate for the loss of lessons caused due to serial holidays on account of heavy rains. 

Holidays had been announced by the district administration in the interests and safety of the students on account of heavy rains, prediction about heavy rains, and floods. The students had got holiday for successive five days but this holiday is likely to result in truncated teaching of lessons. To compensate for this loss, the schools have to conduct classes on Saturdays or Sundays like in last year. 

However, the department has asked schools not to insist on the presence of students whenever bridges on way to their homes have been damaged but not repaired yet. At the same time, they have been asked to monitor the health condition of children coming from flood-affected regions. 

In its circular, the department said that the schools should get the school buildings inspected through the engineer and get certificate about the fitness of the building concerned. A decision about when the classes should be conducted, either Saturdays or Sundays, would be conveyed within three days, the circular issued by the department stated. 

District deputy directors of public instruction have said that if classes to be held on Saturdays, they will be held on ten successive Saturdays.


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  • Jasper Ramon, 12.9141° N, 74.8560° E

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    “When the student is ready, the master appears.” – Buddhist Proverb

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  • Teresa, Bangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Whosoever insists on weekend working days for schools please remember that children are not machines. Their brains need that usual weekend rest. Is this suggestion aimed at completing the syllabus or making the teachers work for the salary they are paid?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Good way to cover the pending portion of the holidays due to flood.

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  • anonymoustroller30, Manipal

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    I really feel sorry for the teachers of the schools. I have seen teachers being called to school even though holidays were announced for schools. This inspite of their own travel being inconvenienced by rains. They could not avail leave on these days and also their coming sundays and saturdays will be occupied in taking the missed classes. Being given low pay we are really expecting a lot from the hardworking teachers.

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  • Deepak, mangaluru

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Why don't you reduce lessons for the coming exam from std 1 to 9 ?

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Again with the nonsense from the "department of public instruction". We lost 4 days (out of which one was a Saturday if I am not mistaken) this August and in a haphazard manner with late notifications. The educational department must understand that it is imparting quality education and inspiring curious knowledge seeking skills that develops the child rather than rote learning or fixing a mandatory number of classes. If the criteria for education is based on completing 'n' number of classes, then we should be looking at 100% Distinction holders in all schools. Instead of calling for extra classes on Saturdays or SUNDAYS ??? its high time that the department left it to the educators and the experienced teachers to find ways to complete the syllabus in ways they know best. Surely, Achariya Devo Bhava?

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    I have already given my comment some days back that administration must think about classes on Saturday, Sunday to compensate the days lost to coverup the portions. Thanks to administration for decision take at right time.

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  • Leena N, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    In Mangalore schools were given 3 -4 days holidays thia year.Please ensure you make up for these 3-4 days only. Unlike last year children were burdened the whole year with full day Saturday classes. Very unfair approach.

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