Only co-educational schools in Kerala from 2023-24: Child rights Commission

The Kerala State Child Rights Commission has directed the State Government to make all schools in the State co-educational beginning from the academic year 2023-24. It said that all schools that are currently exclusively for boys or girls should be converted into co-educational institutions by then. The order came in the context of a petition […]

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Kerala school goes for gender neutral “teacher” instead of sir and madam

After several government schools in Kerala moved to gender neutral uniforms, a government school in the Palakkad district of Kerala is moving towards a gender neutral approach towards addressing teachers. It has asked students to refer to teachers simply as “teacher” instead of “sir” or “madam”. The Senior Basic School in Olassery, Palakkad has become […]

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Sarees not mandatory for female lecturers: Kerala Government

The Kerala Higher Education Department has issued a circular today clarifying that there is no compulsion that female lecturers must wear sarees to work. The issue came to light again following a recent incident wherein a female candidate for the post of assistant professor in English at the College of Applied Science (CAS) in Kodungallur […]

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Gender neutral uniforms: Kerala government school sets example

With the debate on gender neutral uniforms in school coming into the limelight in recent times, Kerala education minister, V Sivankutty appreciated the efforts of a 106 year old government school in Kerala which introduced unisex uniforms for its students from 2019. The Government Lower Primary School at Valayanchirangara in Ernakulam district had initiated gender […]

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NCERT withdraws transgender inclusion training material after NCPCR notice

The National Council Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has withdrawn the training material released by it on the subject “Inclusion of Transgender Children in School Education: Concerns and Roadmap” after it received a notice from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). By a letter dater 2 November, 2021, NCPCR wrote to NCERT […]

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Reopening Schools during Covid: A Viewpoint

The month of August has seen physical schooling restarting in several states of the country. States such as Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Karnataka have reopened schools, mainly for Classes 9 to 12. While some teachers and students are happy to go back to school, many parents are concerned because of […]

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Will not scrap class 11 exam: Kerala to Supreme Court

State of Kerala will not scrap exams for 11th students. Kerala government has informed the Supreme Court of the same in a case concerning cancellation of State Board exams. The State government told the Supreme Court that it has held State Board exams for classes 10 and 12 successfully in adherence to COVID protocol and […]

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