TIMES NEWS NETWORK, November 06,2017

Source: The Times of India

As schools reopen after Diwali break, teachers are bombarded with orders from the education department to celebrate days and hold state’s summative assessment tests leaving them little time for studies and other important school activities.

To begin, schools have to celebrate November 7 as students’ day to mark the day that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar enrolled in school. Followed by this, state board affiliated schools have to con duct summative assessment-one starting November 8, which is part of the state’s three competency tests.

Over four days, schools have to conduct tests for classes I to VIII in first language, mathematics, English as third language and science.“On day one, we are expected to conduct celebrations and then on the very next day students have to appear for exams. Students are just returning from a long break. Teachers have lot of pending school work to do which need to be cleared before exams begin,“ said a teacher.