The Private School Vocational Lecturers' Association has decided to boycott the Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) valuation camp starting on April 1 in protest against Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb's move to do away with the existing VHSE system.

The decision was announced by members of the association's State committee in a press meet on Friday.

A camp to decide the scheme finalisation of vocational subjects for higher secondary schools was delayed following a protest by the teachers. The teachers who had decided to boycott the camp initially decided against it as they felt that their protest would affect many students.

However, they wore black badges in protest and started the scheme finalisation process an hour after the scheduled time, said C.K. Mini Kumary, president of the association.

According to the members, out of 42 vocational courses 29 are given special consideration for jobs at the government level.