KARNATAKA

Textbooks: schools given more time to submit indents

Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri

Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri  

Special Correspondent



Textbooks to have laminated covers

Officials lauded for control of exam malpractices



BIDAR: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri on Wednesday said the State Government has extended the deadline for government, aided and private schools to submit their indents for textbooks for the next academic year, up to May-end. Earlier, the Government had fixed February 28 as the deadline.

Addressing officials at a review meeting of the Education Department here, Mr. Kageri said the State Government had made all arrangements to distribute quality textbooks this year before the academic year began. The textbooks would have laminated cover pages and printed on quality paper.

“We have also ensured that the cost of textbooks are cheaper than during last year,” he added.

The Minister said Education Department officials should ensure that the distribution of uniforms to all schools is completed before April 10 so that dress materials reached students at the beginning of the academic year.

Referring to the annual SSLC and PUC examinations, the Minister said no scope should be given for candidates to indulge in examination malpractices. Appreciating measures taken by the district administration to curb examination malpractices, Mr. Kageri said increasing the pass percentage should not be the sole aim of the department, but a conducive environment should be created for students to learn.

Referring to the statement of zilla panchayat president Nasimuddin Patel about the lack of Kannada language teachers in Urdu- and Marathi-medium schools in border areas of the district, Mr. Kageri said language teachers would be posted there from the next academic year.

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