Education Minister C Raveendranath warns against private tuition by school teachers
Thiruvananthapuram: Education Minister C Raveendranath has warned against private tuition by school teachers in an article ahead of school reopening on Friday. Mr Raveendranath said that private tuition was punishable as per the education rules. If the general public pointed out any instances of school teachers engaging in tuition, they can report to the authorities. Action will be taken against them, said Mr Raveendranath.
He also cautioned students against the culture of depending on guides. Schools in the state will reopen after a two-month summer vacation as nearly three lakh tiny tots are likely to get admission in the first standard in state schools. The occasion will be celebrated as "enrollment festival or praveshanolsavam in all primary schools all over the state to welcome children in a homely and friendly atmosphere.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate Praveshanolsavam-2018", the official opening day celebrations at Government LPS and Government Girls HSS in Nedumangad on Friday. Classrooms will be decorated with colourful banners, ribbons and balloons as teachers welcome the children by offering sweets and flowers in several schools across the state. Following, the General Education rejuvenation mission, a comprehensive project for the basic infrastructure development of the government schools, the state ensured 1.5 lakh additional enrollment in government schools last year.
This was for the first time, in a decade that the schools had registered an increase in enrollment from the previous year. The officials of the general education department felt that the trend would continue in the next year also. As part of the State Government's General Education rejuvenation Mission 45000 Hi-Tech classrooms in 4775 schools in the State have been converted into smart class rooms. The state government had also approved school calendar for the 2018-19 academic year which envisaged 201 working days.