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Govt schools to start pre-nursery classes,work in double shifts

The government non-model schools in the city will be starting pre-nursery and nursery classes from the forthcoming academic session in July this year.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 21, 2009 3:15:17 am

The government non-model schools in the city will be starting pre-nursery and nursery classes from the forthcoming academic session in July this year. A few of these schools have also been selected for operating in double-shifts —morning and evening. These include schools in Sector 26,39,43,46,Khuda Ali Sher among others. Teams have also been constituted to conduct a feasibility study on double shifts,which would be implemented soon. 

These decisions were taken during a meeting chaired by DPI (Schools) Samwartak Singh with government school principals,on Monday. The principals were also briefed about various other preparations which they need to be taken care of before implementation of the benchmark decisions. 

During the meeting,it was discussed that government non-model schools will start a pre-nursery and nursery section to accommodate the increasing demand. 

Another significant resolution that was announced by DPI(S) was that classes under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan will start as early as May in government schools and teachers of these schools will be taking a one-hour class after the regular school timings. Earlier,staff on contract basis used to be hired to teach students under the scheme. 

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The schools were also apprised of the steps and measures to be taken for maintaining proper hygiene and complying with safety norms. The schools have also been asked to implement fire safety rules before the next academic session commences,failing which stern action would be taken against the school principals.

Also,every government school has been directed to form a committee that would take care of the ambience and decoration in classes meant for nursery and pre-nursery students. Meanwhile,students of other classes will be given a brief on moral values in the morning assembly and will be encouraged to speak on various topics to inculcate the quality of leadership.

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