Kerala Not to Impose Any Specific Uniform Code in Schools: Education minister
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday clarified that it has not decided to impose any special dress code on children, amid a heated debate over the implementation of gender-neutral uniforms in state schools. General Education Minister V Shivankutty said here that generally acceptable and comfortable uniforms for children are recognized in the society. Also Read – India Post Office Recruitment 2022: Register for Technical Supervisor Post at indiapost.gov.in. Check Salary Here
Stating that the concept of gender neutrality is something which is being widely debated in Kerala, he said that it has been decided to conduct gender audit of textbooks in the state. He said in a press meet that the gender-neutral uniform has been voluntarily implemented in some schools by the management and has been wholeheartedly welcomed by the public and the media. Also Read – Indian Navy Tradesman Mate Recruitment 2022: Apply for 112 Posts at ncs.gov.in read details here
It is understood that there is no complaint from the children or the parents in the schools implementing such a decision, the minister said. “But, the government is not insisting on implementing it. We have not decided to implement any specific uniform code in schools,” said Sivankutty. Also read- ITBP Constable Recruitment 2022: Apply for 108 posts from August 19. Check Notification, Other Details Here
With regard to the recent direction by the State Child Rights Panel to convert all single-sex schools in the state into co-educational institutions, he said that already 21 educational institutions have been converted into mixed schools after the LDF government came to power. It’s over ,
He said that the schools which apply for co-educational status with the consent of the parent-teacher association and the local bodies concerned, would be made mixed institutions after conducting necessary inspections. At present, there are a total of 381 girls/boys schools in the state of which 138 are in the government sector and 243 in the aided sector.
The minister said that the first year higher secondary classes in the state would start from August 25 after completing the allotment process that would begin from August 5. Due to delay in central allocation for implementation of mid-day meal scheme in schools. He said that for the year 2022-23, the state government has allocated Rs 126 crore from its budget for this.
Shivankutty also said that it has been decided to organize School Youth Festival for five days in Kozhikode from January 3, 2023. He said that since the online classes are over and regular classes have resumed in the schools of the state from this academic year, it has been decided at the government level that children should now bring mobile phones to the school premises and classrooms. do not require. The Minister also urged the teachers as well as the parents to be more vigilant against indiscriminate use of mobile phones among children as it may cause them health and behavioral problems.