Special Classes in Vacation are Violation of Rule says CEO

Special Classes in Vacation are Violation of Rule says CEO

Some schools in the district which have reportedly started special classes for students have come under adverse notice of the School Education Department.

The department has received complaints that private, aided – schools and even government schools numbering about 20 have started special classes for the standard X and XII students. Chief Education Officer T.Mohana Kumar said he has told the headmasters in clear terms that by conducting special classes they were violating the government rule and were liable to face consequences.

In a few schools, the students were said to be attending classes in uniform. It was tantamount to flouting the education department rule that came into effect last year that schools must desist from conducting special classes at times of vacation.

The act of schools forcing students to attend classes during vacation on the pattern of regular working day was not acceptable.

Such a practice by these schools would put to disadvantage the rest of the schools that go by the rule book and start classes on 15th June, 2011, the new date fixed by the State government for reopening, he said.

Since the announcement for extending the day of reopening by a fortnight was made during the third week of May, most of the parents had accordingly altered their vacation plans. The special classes have now put them to inconvenience, the CEO said.

The government extended the summer vacation this year for readying text books following its decision to put on hold for a year the implementation of ‘Samacheer Kalvi’ envisaged by the previous government.

The uniform system of school education was implemented for classes I and VI in 2010 – 11. The plan was to bring the rest of the classes up to standard X under the system from 2011 – 12.