Govt. does a U-turn on controversial circular
In a U-turn, the State authorities has determined that academics needn’t ship playing cards containing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s message on to college students who’ve taken admission to class 1.
The message might be despatched to college students via put up or WhatsApp or different on-line mechanisms, Minister for General Education V. Sivankutty stated on the launch of the ‘Pravesanotsavam’ tune on Sunday.
The Director of General Education, in a assertion later within the day, stated the message could possibly be delivered to college students on the event of distribution of textbooks or uniforms.
A row had erupted over a circular issued on Saturday asking academics to ship playing cards containing the Chief Minister’s message to college students earlier than the ‘Pravesanotsavam.’
Opposition-backed academics’ organisations and the pro-Left All Kerala School Teachers’ Union had come out in opposition to the circular.
The transfer had been criticised as being politically motivated and illogical, particularly within the wake of the Statewide lockdown. They had identified that as a substitute of asking academics to ship the message playing cards, the message could possibly be telecast on KITE Victers channel on the inauguration of ‘Pravesanotsavam’ that might be watched by college students and their mother and father.
The Chief Minister is predicted to inaugurate the celebrations. Other choices reminiscent of pupil WhatsApp teams had been additionally accessible for disseminating the message.
The concern was additionally not mentioned with academics on the Quality Improvement Programme monitoring committee assembly held just lately, the Kerala Pradesh School Teachers’ Association stated.
The message playing cards have been printed by the Kerala Books and Publishing Society. In his message, the Chief Minister urged the scholars to be utmost vigilant, observe COVID-19 acceptable behaviour, and survive the scourge in order that they might return to highschool as soon as it ended.