No uniformity in academic calendar of Karnataka schools | Bengaluru News – Times of India
BENGALURU: With the Covid-hit academic session coming to an end, there’s no common academic calendar for the next year among schools in Karnataka and a few institutions affiliated to the same board have announced differential launch dates for classes.
The state had announced that classes in state-syllabus schools will go on till May without a break, but many private schools in Bengaluru are planning to wind up classes till grade 9 by April so that students and teachers get a onemonth relief. Schools said they have been holding online classes since June and the syllabus has been completed.
While some schools close in April, others will continue till June. While the former restart classes in June, others will start on July 15. Even with central board schools, there have been variations. The Delhi Public Schools, Bangalore, which is one of the largest chains in terms of enrollment, have announced they will stay off from the regular calendar and close from June 1 to July 11. Their new academic year will start in online mode in March-April.
Some want offline classes till May
We have informed the block education officer that we have completed all scheduled activities, with a request to stop classes now,” said the principal of a school in Yeshwantpur. The principal from a Yelahanka school said they want to close the year before the next Covid wave.
Some state-syllabus schools said online classes were not effective and offline classes must continue till May. “Our portions are complete, but the learning has been deficient. We send small revisions and activities for students. We don’t want to go against the department’s directive,” said the principal of a school in Varthur.