Though it is against norms to run educational institutions on holidays, managements of several private schools are conducting classes on Sundays and festive holidays to compensate for the academic loss due to bandhs and Telangana agitations.
With a view to completing the syllabus within the stipulated timeframe and making the students get prepared for the annual examinations, the private schools are conducting special classes during holidays. While some of the school managements are holding classes by convincing the parents, a majority of the others are running the classes without informing the parents.
K Suresh, father of an SSC student, said the students were unable to concentrate on their studies due to frequent bandhs, rallies and protest demonstrations. “We were asked by the school management to send our children to classes on Sundays and holidays. Over 90 per cent of the parents have agreed to the special classes,” he said in Kamareddy.
Another parent A Narsimhulu of Nizamabad sought to know as to how students would clear their board examinations as the bandhs were disturbing their academic schedule. “It won’t be possible to complete the entire syllabus if the academic calendar is disturbed by the bandhs and rallies. It is not good for the future of the students,” one of the school correspondents said.
While the academic year resumed on June 13, there have been frequent interruptions forcing the managements to close the schools every now and then. Meanwhile, district education authorities have warned the school managements of severe action if they conduct special classes on Sundays and holidays. TOI