Schools in metros should run for 12 hours: RSS wing

The RSS wing submitted the proposal to the HRD Ministry after the government invited suggestions for the new education policy.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: January 26, 2016 1:34 pm

An RSS wing has suggested that schools in metropolitan cities run for 12 hours so that children get time to learn more languages. The proposal, prepared by Vidya Bharati, the education wing of the RSS, also said that students should learn Sanskrit from middle school level so that they do not need “the assistance of foreign words”.

The RSS wing submitted the proposal to the HRD Ministry after the government invited suggestions for the new education policy. The RSS and its affiliates have asserted that the new policy should focus on “Indianisation of education”.

Emphasising on the importance of learning languages —both Indian and foreign —the RSS wing has proposed that a linguisitic university be opened for students who want to master languages and linguistic skills. “It’s easy for children to learn languages in childhood. That’s why they should be taught various languages — their mother tongue, Sanskrit, Hindi, English and regional languages.”

Stating that such language training would not be possible in the current six-hour timing, the proposal said: “…schools should run at least for eight hours which is the minimum an employee spends in an office.”

According to Vidya Bharati, in metro cities, where both parents are working, it will be better if the schools ran from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.
“That will save parents from the exercise of making children do homework… nor will there be any need for tuition,” the proposal said.

The proposal added: “If students learn Sanskrit from middle school onwards, they will be able to speak and write their mother tongue perfectly. There will not be any need to take the assistance of foreign words.”

The proposal added that if students learn Sanskrit, their “pronunciation and spelling” skills would improve.

It said that extending school hours would give students ample time to pursue sports, drawing, music and dance.

It, however, added that “co-education will not be possible” if school timing is extended.

“At a time when the co-ed schools face numerous issues, 12-hour classes cannot have both girls and boys together,” the proposal said.
The RSS wing has also made recommendations for improving training of teachers.

It said that entrance examination should be made compulsory for all teacher training courses and the minimum eligibility for admission should be 50 per cent marks.

It has also suggested biometric attendance system and CCTV cameras in classrooms to ensure maximum attendance of teachers.

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    Anu
    Jan 25, 2016 at 12:44 am
    Are they crazy? Do they not know how important it is for kids to have unstructured free time? As is Indian kids are under tremendous academic pressure due to competion , parents expectations. Most of what we learn in school is not based on practical application and hence we have kids with book knowledge but have no idea how to apply it. In my opinion a overhaul of the education system is sorely needed.
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      Anoop
      Jan 27, 2016 at 7:52 am
      Oops. they missed out one point. They need to suggest that all the School uniforms to be changed to khaki and white (to ensure equality :)
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        Mani Tyson
        Jan 25, 2016 at 9:36 am
        They are out of their mind 5 hrs cles with 2 hrs Games is more enough
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          Pankaj
          Jan 25, 2016 at 8:24 am
          Does the RSS wants to kill all the kids Do the even know the meaning and importance of things like home ; friends ; family ; playing time ; TV watching ; have in a child's life So the child should just stay in school and come to home to just sleep Also what about time spent in travel This proposal is not only shameful but draconian and most thoughtless and cruel I voted for BJP but I will NOT vote vote for BJP again
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            Pankaj
            Jan 25, 2016 at 8:13 am
            RSS people are bloody fools They will ensure that Modi looses in 2019
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              NK
              Feb 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm
              Narendra Modi is a Muslim man, BJP and RSS are all Muslim parties hiding under Hindu name. THey are pushing the stani Islamic origin language Hindi in order to spread Islam across India. Islamic Taqiyya in action.
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                sridhar
                Jan 26, 2016 at 11:52 pm
                People are selective in reading. They only find the 12 hrs time in school relevant in the w article. They dont read the other important suggestions being made...about teacher selection, attendance, learning arts and languages. Such biased atudes...looks like an army of keyboard warriors has been unleashed by BJP opponents.
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                  sridhar
                  Jan 26, 2016 at 11:57 pm
                  They are suggesting 8 hr school instaed of 6 hrs. And only for metros they say school should be extended untill 7.30 pm...to accomodate for working parents.
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                    sridhar
                    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                    Wow....tv time...most kids are sent to pvt tutions after school hours and they come back home to take a nap before they get ready for school next day. They aren't suggesting anything new.
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                      sridhar
                      Jan 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm
                      Your suggestion of overhauling education system is what they are proposing too....they are not for making kids book worms. Read the article completely...they want more sports and arts be taught in school. Sad that people are so blinded and brainwashed about RSS that they jump to find fault with every thing they say or day without even applying some thought.
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                        tamilan
                        Jan 28, 2016 at 3:24 am
                        dai sridhar you moron.. will there be any work life balance for childrens,parents and what about the teachers.. do you think you can manage children 12 hours in school.. is that a jail or care taking center.. these RSS fellows doesn't have brain.. may be they sold it in nearby mutton shops.. cant they think reasonably.. they want to comunalize education.. no one needs RSS inputs in education.. RSS is good in changing history and facts.. BUll....
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                          VJ
                          Jan 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm
                          Communal morons
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