No Homework for Classes 1 and 2 to Reduce School Bag Weight: HRD Ministry

by Adeline Dorcas on  November 27, 2018 at 5:22 PM Indian Health News
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The Government issues new guidelines to reduce Classes 1 and 2 students school bag weight.

The Centre has asked the states and UTs to ensure that there is no homework for students of Classes 1 and 2 and the guidelines capping the weight of school bags for classes 1-10 are adhered to.
No Homework for Classes 1 and 2 to Reduce School Bag Weight: HRD Ministry
No Homework for Classes 1 and 2 to Reduce School Bag Weight: HRD Ministry

"The Ministry has instructed all states and Union Territories to formulate guidelines to regulate the teaching of subjects and weight of school bags in accordance with Government of India regulations," read the circular sent out by the Education Secretary of Lakshadweep A. Hamza to school principals, on the basis of a directive by the Union HRD Ministry.

Schools would not ask the students to bring any additional books or materials that could increase their burden of weight, an HRD ministry official said. All the states and UT education departments have been directed on these lines.

The guidelines said school bags for students in Class 1 and 2 should not be above 1.5 kg.

The weight limits stipulated for Classes 3 to 5 (two to three kg), Classes 4 and 5 (four kg), Classes 8 and 9 (4.5 kg), and Class 10 (five kg).

It also directed that Classes 1 and 2 students should be taught only one language and Maths and Classes 3 and 4 only Language, Environmental Studies, and Maths.

The circular was issued just days back, he added.

Source: IANS

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