Maharashtra: Govt makes 100 per cent attendance compulsory for all teachers to conduct final-year exams

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

Updated: September 19, 2020 2:12:56 am

The order, nonetheless, didn’t discover favour amongst many teachers. (Representational)

(*100*) final-year exams within the state set to be carried out on-line between October 1 to 31, the state increased and technical training division on Friday made 100 per cent attendance compulsory for all teachers related to the college in addition to its affiliated schools, autonomous schools and self-financed schools through the examination course of.

According to a issued by the division, whereas the outcomes want to be declared by November first week,teachers and non-teaching workers can be required on a big scale to conduct the exams. The order, nonetheless, didn’t discover favour amongst many teachers.

Dr Tapati Mukhopadhyay of Maharashtra Federation of Universities and Teachers Organizations mentioned: “At a time when gathering is being discouraged and Covid-19 cases are on a rise, the government wants teachers to attend colleges in full strength. Since the exams will be held online, why should teachers unnecessarily come to college?”

“Also, many colleges do not even have proper infrastructure (to ensure safety norms are followed). We will be signing a mass petition against this,” she added.

Meanwhile, the division has additionally shaped a 16-member activity drive to examine all facets of the National Education Policy (NEP). The committee, which can be presided by Vasudha Kamat – a member of the Kasturirangan committee that formulated the NEP – is predicted to submit a report to the federal government inside three months. The committee has been mandated to current interim studies on topics of fast significance.

The division, in one other notification, introduced authorities’s approval to merge establishments began underneath the identical administration from educational yr 2020-21. This comes after the All India Council of Technical Education allowed establishments providing diplomas, levels and postgraduate levels in technical and administration programs to merge.

Age standards

From 2021-22 educational yr, the minimal age for youngsters to be enrolled in playgroups or nursery can be 3+ years, whereas for class I, the minimal age can be 6+ years, the School Education division mentioned Friday. The deadline for the educational yr can be December 31.

Earlier, the deadline was September 30. The rule could have to be adopted by faculties affiliated to all boards, it mentioned.

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