8th Oct 2017
THANE: In an attempt to reassure anxious parents of students from the Kendriya Vidyalaya school about the timely completion of curriculum, the school's authorities have put up a notice on their website declaring that completion of curriculum is their top priority.
More than 1,400 students from the Kolshet-based school are way behind their academic schedule after the school building was declared unsafe for occupation by the Military Engineering Services (MES) earlier this year forcing authorities to stop classes since late August.
The sudden mid-term closure of the school move had triggered anxiety as there was no announcement on relocation or reopening of the classes.
As the parents of school students came together and pressurised the school to start hunting for new premises within the city whilst making temporary arrangements for students, the school authorities resumed classes for the students of all the grades through the past month at the Air Force School and Naval building within the air force station as well as a few classrooms in the KV premises.
However, while the classes of all the students have been taken up in batches, parents have been worried about completion of their curriculum.
"While we are relieved that the school has found temporary classrooms, our children are in school for hardly three to four hours, when the school is supposed to be running for at least five-and-half hours by law. The numbers of classes are divided through the year in a way that give the children enough time to understand and absorb information taught to them in school. Hurrying up will affect their learning," said Tarun Kumar Sinha, a parent of a class IX student.
The school authorities have also clarified that the school's periodical test exams are postponed and not cancelled and that the curriculum will be completed in time for it.
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com