Srinagar, Apr 13 (KNO): School Education Department Thursday said that there shall be no homework for students upto Class-II while only a maximum of two hours a week shall be for Classes 3 to 5.
In a circular, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Director School Education Department said that for primary classes, there will be no homework up to Class-Il and a maximum of two hours a week from Classes III-V.
The circular reads that in middle schools from Classes VI-VIII, there shall be a maximum of one hour a day that is about five to six hours a week.
It reads that at secondary and higher secondary level, there shall be a maximum of two hours a day that is about 10 to 12 hours a week.
“Teachers need to work together to plan and rationalise the amount of homework that they assign to students,” it reads.
It added further it has been given to understand that all the concerned teachers of a particular class assign homework without coordinating with each other and thus resulting in heavy burden of homework for a student.
“As such it is impressed upon the all the school heads of both government and private schools to ensure homework to students is given as per the School Bag Policy 2020 and strictly adhere to,” it reads—(KNO)
Except possibility of morning showers, hot and dry weather to continue in J&K: MeT
Srinagar, Sept 15(GNS): The weatherman on Friday forecast “hot and dry” weather to continue in Jammu and Kashmir for a week ahead.
According to a meteorological department official, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm occurred at scattered places of J&K .
“Except brief spell of morning rain, weather is very likely to remain hot and dry in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the official told GNS, adding, “Day temperature was likely to remain 1-2°C lower than yesterday.”
Regarding the forecast from September 16-22, he said, the weather was mainly going to be hot and dry but a brief spell of rain at isolated to scattered places of J&K cannot be ruled out.
“Due to absence of any strong Western Disturbance or Monsoon Current over J&K, there’s no forecast of major rain for a week, at least.”(GNS)
Budgam duo on Scooty die on spot after being hit by a Sumo
Baramulla, Sep 12, KNT: Two persons, one who was driving the Scooty and the pillion rider died on the spot after being hit by a speeding Sumo in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.
The mishap took place in Hairath Singhpora area of Pattan.
Sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that a Sumo (JK15-0782) hit a Scooty ( JK04-E4493). The driver of the Scooty and pillion rider died on the spot. They said both were taken to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.
The deceased have been identified as Faizian Mushtaq Ganai of Chandakot Bala Magam and Riyaz Sajad Mala, a resident of Yagipora Magam.
Police seized the Sumo, arrested driver and registered a case under relevant sections of law. [KNT]
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