x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   De-radicalization can end by hitting the source | After Dineshwar Sharma, will GOI appoint one more interlocutor? | DECC construction becomes victim of legal hurdles | ‘Matlabi’ doctor quits PDP to explore greener pastures | Congress leaders demand sidelining of all corrupt, incompetent leaders | Attachments in FWMCH&I still not cancelled | SHO transferred for taking plot to shield murder accused | LG conducts extensive tour of Jammu city, inspects key projects | Doctors at SDH Mendhar fleecing poor patients | PWD playing with lives of LoC people | Local matador operators allege loot at Sarore Toll plaza | SC orders inquiry, action against JMC for delay | SC orders inquiry, action against JMC for delay | Advisor Bhatnagar advocates Policy of Zero tolerance against traffic rule violators | Power shut down | Administration lifts Sec 144 | Court grants 7 days police remand of Hilal Rather | Jammu-Srinagar highway opens after 5 days | Air traffic normal after delay in morning flights at Srinagar airport | LeT OGW arrested by security forces in south Kashmir | LeT OGW arrested by security forces in south Kashmir | LeT OGW arrested by security forces in south Kashmir | Sadhus shivering in winter cold, authorities unmoved; NGOs too least concerned | Union Council of Ministers to visit J&K from Jan-18, Chief Secretary reviews preparations | CS visits Poonch, Rajouri to review preparations for Union Minister’s public outreach programme | Valley loses 65-K kanals of forest land in 6-years by fire | Technical Festival Titiksha-2020 inaugurated at SMVDU | Tawi Trekkers felicitate Shivani Charak | DPS Nagbani holds interactive session | Workshop on awareness of Kayakalp organised | JU faculty member delivers lecture at Mumbai University | DPS Jammu shines in National Shooting Competition | VCE, Lakhanpur celebrates Silver Jubilee | PMUY gas connections distributed in LoC area | No relief in near future for people living in border areas in north Kashmir | IAF rescues 9 foreign, 98 other trekkers in Ladakh | Majority inner roads remain under snow | Mysterious disease kills 8 children in Ramnagar | DLTFC Udhampur sponsors 65 loan cases | MVD organises symposium on Road Safety Week | Sasan demands release of political leaders | DM Kishtwar issues prohibitory orders regarding various matters | JCCI President Pledge fight against drugs, visits Drug de addiction centre | Cong seeks immediate restoration of J&K’s statehood, release of political leaders | TNWS met BJP President Ravinder Raina | Rs 2,379 cr Z-Morh Tunnel project in J&K awarded to APCO Amarnathji Tunnelway | Soldier cremated with state honours in Gurdaspur, 3-month-old daughter lights pyre | 19 two-wheelers driven by minors seized in Rajouri, 79 challaned | Absconder nabbed from Jammu | Centre asks states to set up monitoring centres for vehicle tracking system | JK OBC Maha Sabha met Chairman NCB | LG pays obeisance at Raghunath Temple, prays for peace | Inauguration of M.A Stadium will fulfill our dreams, says cricket freaks | FC reviews vital health care initiatives | LG pays obeisance at Raghunath Temple, prays for peace | Union Council of Ministers to visit valley after February | Court rejects bail of alleged OGW HM | For whom is ISI holding three million Kalashnikovs? | Army Chief has assured that nation remains secure in strong hands of its Armed Forces | Rattled Congress forgets Pak role | Shiv Sena alleges restoration of 2G mere an eyes wash | AAP appeals LG to restructure JKBOSE | 31st National Road Safety Week concludes | While world condemns Pak, Cong continues to toe Pakistan's narrative on Kashmir: BJP | 3 day training programme on Urban Agriculture organised | EDP for PMEGP beneficiaries' course concludes | Residents' Welfare Committee Gole calls on VC JDA | Free orthopaedic camp organized | Back Issues  
 
news details
File on reducing weight of school bags gathers dust
Children no concern in JK
7/11/2018 10:27:09 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
Srinagar, July 11: It has been over eight months since an expert submitted its report, the government has failed to implement any of its recommendations to reduce the weight of school bags of children.
The government in August last had constituted a four-member committee comprising of former Head of Department of Education, University of Kashmir, A G Madhosh, former principal of Government College for Women Nusrat Andrabi, ex-principal Abdul Jabbar, and Veena Pandita, in-charge chairperson, J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) to suggest ways to help reduce the weight of school bags. Following which the committee submitted its report.
However, the government has failed to implement the recommendations on formulating a policy to reduce the weight of school bags of children.
The committee has suggested, which classes actually require to be taught through books.
"Few standards like nursery students should be taught without books. The teacher needs to be trained who can make students explain everything without asking them to rely on books," it has recommended.
The committee has suggested that there was an immediate need to reduce the number of books for the students especially from fifth standard to eight.
"Time management should be done in such a manner that students should learn more by giving them less," it said.
They had suggested abolishing of Public System of Examination by introducing Comprehensive and Continuous Examination.
"Comprehensive and Continuous Examination means by holding exams of students unit wise. The public system of examination should be removed upto 10th as it subjects the students to mental stress. Even 12th class students also don't need it as they have to go through the entrance tests for various courses later in colleges," they had said.
The committee in its recommendations has suggested a combined book system for students of all primary classes.
The committee has asserted in its report that books of five subjects covering one semester should be kept in one book which will automatically reduce the weight of schools bags.
The report has also suggested that using of lightweight school bags, preferably waterproof; whose weight should not be more than 1.5 kg.
Meanwhile, for the students of Class III to V, the committee has recommended that the session be divided into four quarters and the syllabus be divided into semesters.
The report states that there should be selected chapters of every subject in one book for a particular semester while in the next semester same procedure should be followed.
"All these recommendations await implementation," an official said. "Children safety are no concern in JK."
The government had constituted the committee in August following High Court directions in a public interest litigation filed by Badrud Duja in 2016 seeking a comprehensive policy to reduce the burden of bags on students.
A recent survey conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) under its Healthcare Committee has found that 68 per cent of school children under the age of 13 years across India may suffer from mild back pain, which can develop into chronic pain and later into a hunchback.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU