November 16, 2014 1:47:23 am
Following the directive from the Kendriya Vidyalaya Board to discontinue German as an optional subject for Class VI-VIII students during mid-session, parents of affected students are up in arms against the move.
German teachers from across Delhi, who teach at the 45 KVs in the capital, met at Max Mueller Bhawan on Saturday to discuss the issue.
A teacher at the meeting said, “Only 4-5 Kendriya Vidyalayas have retained German as a hobby subject. The other KVs have informed the concerned teachers that their services will no longer be required.”
Principals of the KVs declined to comment on the issue, despite repeated attempts.
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After a counselling session at the Delhi Cantonment KV, Jagmohan Singh — father of a Class VIII student who had opted for German — said, “How can they pass such an order in the middle of the session? If the school does not provide any respite to Class VIII students who have studied German for more than two years, we will be left with no option but to go to court.”
Another parent, Afroz Alam said, “Many parents demanded that at least the present batch of Class VIII students should be allowed to study German and sit for the examination. Exams are supposed to take place on November 24. Now, students do not know which subject they have to study.”
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