Daijiworld Media Network - Chamrajnagar (MS)
Chamrajnagar, Jan 25: Education minister Suresh Kumar informed that a decision on starting schools will be taken on Wednesday after holding discussion with education, health and other concerned departments.
Speaking on the subject in the city Suresh Kumar said, "We are getting demand from all corners of the state to reopen eighth, ninth and PU classes. Some others are asking us to start all classes from grade one. In the wake of this situation, I have asked health minister Dr Sudhakar to hold a meeting. A decision in this regard will be taken after the meeting.
"Already Vidyagama programme is on from August and January. Lessons are being taught through Chandana Vahini channel. So we cannot say that children have not learnt anything. But their learning is affected. Academic year of this time is extended by one or two months.
"Students are happy by the declaration of holding SSLC and PUC examinations in the months of June and May respectively. They are responding positively. They are asking for the classes to be extended to full day from the present half day.
"I am meeting students in various parts of the state and asking them whether they want an examination this year or not. I have also given them the option of passing them without examination. But they opine that exams are needed.
"Farmers are holding tractor parade in Bengaluru and Delhi tomorrow demanding to repeal the farm laws. Permission is given to hold peaceful procession. Farmers have also promised that they will not break peace.
"In Delhi, after the official Republic Day programme is over the farmers will hold tractor parade. Many rounds of talks are held with the farmers in Delhi. The Supreme Court has formed a committee to hear the grievances of farmers. We have to wait and see what the committee reports.
"Farmers are requested repeatedly by the union government to point out the hindrances of farm laws. But the leaders of farmers and representatives are arguing to repeal the laws completely. The effort of the union government is on. Let us see what will happen," Suresh Kumar said.