Education Desk, Amar Ujala
Updated Wed, 09 Dec 2020 12:17 PM IST
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States strictly ordered
The Union Education Ministry has directed all states and union territories to strictly follow these decisions from the new academic session.
No homework till the second
Under the new policy, homework will not be given to students up to class II. There should be limited weekly homework of 2 hours for classes 3 to 6, 1 hour of homework daily for classes 6 to 8 and maximum of 2 hours of homework for classes 9 to 12.
Weighing machine will be installed in schools
Weighing machines will be kept in schools to check the weight of children’s bags and the weight of school bags will have to be monitored on regular basis.
Weight will be printed on books
Publishers must also print its weight on the back of books. There will be a total of three books for the first class students, weighing up to 1,078 grams. There will be a total of six books for students studying in XII, which will weigh up to 4,182 grams.
The weight of books in the bags of school students will be 500 grams to 3.5 kg. While the weight of copies will be 200 grams to 2.5 kg. Lunch box and bottle weight will also be included in this.
According to the policy, Trolley-Bags should be stopped as they can injure the child while climbing stairs. It has also been directed that schools need to ensure that the facilities provide them in sufficient quantity and good quality.
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