Primary school kids in Ggn may soon need no bags
GURUGRAM: In the near future, there may be no need for students of primary government school in Gurugram to carry bags.
A pilot study is being conducted by the Department of Education to see the feasibility of such a plan. If successful, the shoulders of thousands of primary students till Class V will be rid of heavy loads.
The study will be conducted in four schools of Gurugram district and five in adjoining Nuh district. From here, authorities plan to extend it to over 100 schools in Haryana.
As per the agenda, shelves will be built in schools by public agencies for students to place their books.
Teachers will also be ensured that students complete their homework inside the school premises itself.
"This is our part in improving the education system in government schools. We want to start this experiment in southern districts of Haryana, starting with Gurugram, and gradually extend it to other parts," said a senior official of the Department of Education.
The move comes at a time when most government schools in the district are grappling with crumbling infrastructure.
For long, the state government has faced criticism for not introducing major reforms in the education system in government institutions. The poor state of affairs in government schools has forced parents to rely on private educational institutions.
The rising criticism has resulted in the government announcing a slew of measures to improve the education system in Gurugram's government schools.
Recently, the government signed a pact with IIT-Delhi, as part of which primary and secondary students will be taught simple mathematics via DVDs.