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Stolen articles are never replaced, allege Ludhiana school authorities

A principal at a Government Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana said that around 20 years ago, a TV screen was stolen from the building and the school was yet to receive a replacement

Staff claimed that burglars mainly target primary schools in Ludhiana as there are no guards posted there. (Manish/HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 07:28 AM IST
ByAkanksha Attri, Ludhiana

Reconsider draft policy on part-time instructors in primary schools: HC to State

The division bench of justices Nitin Jamdar and MM Sathaye emphasised that the policy failed to provide fair compensation and job security to candidates, thus undermining the quality of education and violating various constitutional and statutory provisions

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Updated on May 24, 2024 08:14 AM IST
BySahyaja MS

Primary school dropout rates rising every year in Assam: Eco Survey

Primary school dropout rates rising every year in Assam: Eco Survey

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Published on Mar 04, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Ensure compliance of 6 years' mandate for Class 1 admissions, Centre to States

In a latest notice addressed to all states and UTs, the centre said that the 6 years’ mandate should be ensured for admissions to Class 1 from upcoming session.

The Ministry of Education has urged all states and union territories to ensure 6 years as the minimum age criteria for children seeking admission in Class 1 from 2024-25 session onwards. (Pixabay)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 02:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Facilitating school learning through multilingual approach

Most children in primary schools face learning issues because they are taught in a language that they don’t understand, according to research.

Considerable research evidence shows that learning through a familiar language that children understand well results in better comprehension and learning in all subjects, and promotes self-esteem and confidence that is crucial for early learning,
Published on Feb 21, 2024 06:00 PM IST

Now, U.P. school students to learn disaster management from class 1

Presently, disaster management is integrated into the Geography curriculum in over 1.50 lakh government-run schools in the state.

Some aspects of disaster management are covered in books for classes 6 to 8. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 22, 2023 06:24 PM IST

Gurugram primary schools to reopen after weeklong closure due to air pollution

The Gurugram administration had on November 6 ordered closure of primary schools till further orders to protect schoolchildren from rising pollution in the NCR.

Air Pollution: Gurugram primary schools to reopen after weeklong closure
Published on Nov 14, 2023 09:46 AM IST
PTI | , Gurugram

Delhi primary schools to remain shut till November 10 as AQI turns 'severe plus'

Delhi Air Pollution Updates: For Class 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes, Atishi said.

An anti smog gun sprinkling water to settle down dust particles amid rise in Pollution levels at Rajghat in New Delhi. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 10:28 AM IST

Curbs imposed in Delhi over air emergency amid ‘severe’ AQI

Delhi recorded an average air quality of 392 (very poor) in the 4pm Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). But by 6pm, it dropped to 402

Kartvya Path amid heavy smog in New Delhi on Thursday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 01:47 AM IST

New recruitment uncertain, 4.43L TET (primary) certs also stuck

While there has been no new recruitment drive undertaken to recruit teachers in government-run primary schools of Uttar Pradesh in the past five years, a whopping 4.43 lakh certificates of Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (Primary Level)-2021 are also entangled in legal complications.

Prayagraj-based Examination Regulatory Authority, UP headquarters. (HT File)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 08:12 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

76,000 words unveiled: Dialect dictionary breaks new ground

For primary schoolkids: The four-volume lexicon, in sync with NEP-2020, contains words of regional languages like Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Braj and Bundelkhandi

Students in a classroom at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

State pressuring school principals to manipulate education data, allege principals and teachers

Group education officers in the Indian state of Maharashtra are reportedly instructing school principals to provide false information on the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) data. The officers are allegedly asking principals to mark 'Yes' in all columns of the data, regardless of accuracy. Some principals have refused to comply, expressing concern about the transparency and accuracy of educational statistics. This is not the first time government officials have requested schools to submit favorable reports.

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Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:46 AM IST

Himachal government to close down 150 more primary schools over low enrolments

Himachal government schools with low enrolment will be merged with other schools within a radius of 3 km

The cash-strapped state government will close 150 primary schools where the enrolment is less than three students. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 24, 2023 11:28 PM IST
By, Shimla

Delhi’s primary schools to be shut, class 6 onwards reopen

Delhi recorded more than 261mm of rain — 125% of the amount it receives on average over July — between 8.30am on Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday

Following heavy rain over the weekend, the government declared Monday as a holiday for all school students. (ANI)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 12:01 AM IST

Nearly 80 schoolgirls poisoned, hospitalised in Afghanistan: Report

The attacks took place in Sar-e-Pul province over Saturday and Sunday.

Girls are banned from education beyond sixth grade.(AFP)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Now, govt-aided jr high schools with at least 100 students to also be developed under ‘Op Kayakalp’

Started in 2019, U.P. government’s ‘Operation Kayakalp’ is aimed at transforming the primary schools of the state.

Students at a government-aided school in Prayagraj. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 04:28 PM IST

PMC schools play with fire, lack of safety norms worry parents

An internal audit carried out by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) fire department in the first week of March has revealed that at least 100 PMC-run schools do not have fire safety norms in place

While the civic body claimed to have installed fire safety equipment in over 60 primary and secondary schools, the internal audit states 100 schools lack safety, thus causing a worry to parents. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 10:30 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

A third of MCD schools need structural repairs, says audit

Around 368 sites are in need of major building repair ( 31.05%) and 198 buildings need minor repair work (16.7%).

MCD operates 1,578 primary schools running from 1,185 building complexes, which cater to around 8.67 lakh children in multiple shifts. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 04:59 AM IST

Haryana hikes mid-day meal budget by 72%

Haryana government has allocated an amount of ₹661 crore this financial year against the previous year’s budget of ₹384 crore to provide mid-day meal to students. An official spokesperson said that 200 ml flavoured fortified milk is also provided to the students of Class 1 to 8 at least three days a week along with mid-day meal.

An official spokesperson said that Haryana also provides 200 ml flavoured fortified milk to students of Class 1 to 8 at least three days a week along with mid-day meal. (Mohammad Shahnawaz / Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 07:19 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

Sport improves concentration, quality of life in primary school pupils: Study

The results of the study have shown that the higher the level of children's physical fitness, the better they can concentrate and the higher their health-related quality of life.

A new study has revealed that sports can improve concentration and lead to a better quality of life in primary school students.(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 08:27 PM IST

Bengal govt to roll out open-air classes for primary school students

The West Bengal education department is all set to roll out a new initiative --'Paray Sikshalay' (neighborhood school) -- under which primary and pre-primary students of state-run schools will be given lessons in open spaces, an official here said on Sunday.

The project, having received the approval of state secretariat 'Nabanna', would be roping in para-teachers and primary school teachers to impart elementary education to students of classes 1 to 5.(PTI File)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 06:21 PM IST

K'taka: 80 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal served with dead lizard

Haveri district health officer said all the students had to be hospitalised, but have now been fully recovered.

Government schools are mandated to provide a mid-day meal to all students to encourage attendance and ensure adequate nutrition. (Representational Image)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP to launch ‘happiness curriculum’ in primary schools from next session

As part of the pilot project, 150 schools in 15 districts have been asked to work on the curriculum. Five books will be prepared for the children in classes 1 to 5. In this sequence, the subject matter of the curriculum is being prepared by organising a workshop of 32 teachers, he said.

The happiness curriculum will be introduced to the students of classes 1 to 8 (File Photo / HT)
Published on Dec 19, 2021 01:59 PM IST

Wise to reopen primary sections first, says govt

Director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Balram Bhargava was asked if it was now time to reopen schools as many districts in the country were reporting less than 5% Covid-19 test positivity rate.

Students sitting on the floor and studying in a UP government upper primary school. (HT file photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2021 01:18 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Orissa HC quashes state notification on 11560 primary schools over low enrolment

More than a year after the Odisha government ordered closure of around 11,560-odd primary schools due to low enrolment, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday quashed the notification.

Disposing several writ petitions in this regard, HC judge BR Sarangi directed the state to restore back the position of the schools as before, and provide necessary infrastructure for smooth running of the same.(HT file)
Published on May 04, 2021 08:18 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

COVID-19: Dry ration to be distributed to Class I to IX students in Andhra

The government of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday ordered for the distribution of dry ration to students of Classes I to IX in the state as they enter their summer vacations early in light of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19: Dry ration to be distributed to Class I to IX students in Andhra(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 02:03 PM IST

Covid-19: Schools in Bangladesh to remain closed till May 22

All the primary schools and kindergartens in Bangladesh will remain closed till May 22 due to an expected highly transmissible variant of the COVID-19 virus.

A worker sanitizes the classrooms ahead of the opening of schools after the COVID-19 outbreak, in Srinagar on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2021 09:38 AM IST

Primary schools open in Kashmir after a year

Primary schools opened in Kashmir on Monday, a year after being closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

The students from Nursery to Class 5th started attending schools though in a staggered manner to maintain social distancing and avoid crowding. The students and teachers wore masks and used hand sanitisers. (Representative image)(AFP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2021 08:25 PM IST
ByAshiq Hussain

Surat college, 2 schools shut as 20 students contract COVID-19

Since the educational institutions re-opened in Surat in February 2021 after being shut following the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, so far 118 students and teachers in the city have tested positive for the viral infection, they said.

Only around five states have decided to open up schools, and almost all of them will allow only students from senior classes to attend.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 07:04 PM IST
PTI | , Surat

Punjab to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27

The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.

The Punjab School Education Department on Wednesday announced to restart primary classes at all schools from January 27.(Ht File)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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