Physical Education To Restart, Compensation Provided For Academic Loss

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  • Weekend sessions are being considered by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to make up for lost academic days
  • Physical education sessions for primary grades will restart on October 21

Weekend sessions are being considered by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education to make up for lost academic days, since the minister has ruled out any curriculum changes.

Physical education sessions for primary grades will restart on October 21, according to the department. Owing of the delay in starting classes due to Covid-19, and in order to complete the curriculum, the department is contemplating holding special lessons on Saturdays and Sundays, particularly for grades 10 and 12.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh mentioned that there have been no plans to reduce the syllabus this year. On Saturdays and Sundays, if required, they will hold special classes. Stakeholders, which include private school administrators and government schoolteachers, had called for the syllabus to be cut.
The minister also stated that the Department of Pre-University Education will hold bridging courses for PUC-2 students this year to compensate for the prior year's syllabus cuts. However, off
icials from the department indicated a decision on weekend sessions will be made soon.
The Karnataka Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools requested the minister to act in the best interests of kids.
D Shashi Kumar, general secretary of the association said that they had already requested to the minister regarding the interest of the students. Meanwhile,Before making any decisions, some high school teachers have asked the minister to double-check the scope of the social science and mathematics curricular.

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