The state government on Wednesday cleared the confusion on the teaching hours in schools across the state.
The government said the teaching hours have been restricted to 30 hours and the resolution of 45 hours was an error on the part of the government.
Speaking on the issue in the Legislative Council, Rajendra Darda, state education minister, said the revised resolution would be published soon.
“Students have to attend school for just 30 hours weekly and the teachers are supposed to utilise the extra 15 hours to upgrade their skills and for preparation of notes,” said Darda.
The clarification comes in wake of the confusion among teachers that they would have to teach for 45 hours every week.
Independent MLC Kapil Patil, who raised the issue in the house, said there was tremendous confusion among the teaching community regarding this matter.
“Considering that schools work five days a week, fulfilling the 45-hour criterion would mean that students would have to be taught at least nine hours daily,” said Patil.
The central government has mandated that schools have to run 200 days in a year and complete 800 hours for students of Class 1 to 5. For students of Class 6 to 8, the school has to complete 220 days with 1,000 hours in an academic year.