Staff Reporter

Scheduled to be implemented in a time-bound manner, says official

Module has been forwarded to the schools Memorable beginning promised for studentsCultural programmes of students, parents on the anvil

KOZHIKODE: The Sarvasiksha Abhiyan has chalked out a detailed module for schools for the new academic year starting on June 5.

A colourful welcome awaits the newcomer on the day of reopening. Classrooms are being decorated, and little gifts planned for students as they make their entry to school.

Sarvasiksha Abhiyan district project officer U.K. Mohammed, talking to The Hindu here on Saturday said every effort was being made to make the school ambience as pleasant as possible for all concerned during the new academic year. "The module for the first one week after reopening, and for the whole year has been forwarded to the schools as per the revised curriculum.

"Both `praveshanolsavam' for students in Class I and Class V who are new entrants to a school, and `padhanolsavam' for the other students will be conducted on June 5, on the reopening day in an enjoyable manner. The ultimate objective of advance planning of the detailed curricular schedule is to ensure that neither the teachers nor the students are taken by surprise," Mr.Mohammed said.

"The schedule will be implemented in a time - bound manner. The schedule of projects, assignments, and seminars for the year has been prepared. A memorable and colourful beginning is being assured to the students through the initiative," he added.

The district-level school re-opening programme under the aegis of the Sarvasiksha Abhiyan will be held at the Aided Upper Primary School, Puthur here on June 5. The school authorities have been asked to prepare programmes to ensure that the first day in a school, or a class is a worthwhile experience for the student.

Admissions and promotion to the higher class must be carried out with least inconvenience. Seating arrangements are to be provided for parents, and opportunity provided for parents and teachers to interact with each other at least or a short while. That school education ought to be a fruitful, meaningful and enjoyable experience for the students is the underlying message being stressed through the endeavour.

Above all, the students, besides the parents and teachers too, would be provided an opportunity to realise their aims and aspirations. The school ought to prompt the student to seek more information and knowledge, and instil a sense of confidence. The parents ought to be involved in the development activities of the school, and in planning the annual calendar of the school. Cultural programmes of students and parents are also on the anvil.

Efforts ought to be made to develop the class library, besides clubs and associations and bring out a newspaper for the school.

The effort is to create an atmosphere of study and enquiry, it is pointed out.