40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi

40% reservation for girls at planned schools, institutes for minorities: Naqvi

The government has decided to proffer 40% reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said. The minister of state for minority affairs said the government was mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of the country. “We want to empower the communities with dignity and, therefore, are focusing on the education sector… This (reservation) is to ensure they complete their education,” he told PTI. A high-level…

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Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

School heads have been asked to prohibit carrying of mobiles by students to schools and teachers to classrooms, laboratories and other academic areas The DEO has stated that the use of mobile phones by teachers even when they are on a silent mode impairs the teaching performance in the class.(AFP/LiveMint photo) District education officer (DEO) Rajinder Kaur has revised the circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and banned the use of mobile phones by teachers in the schools of Chandigarh. The heads of government and government-aided schools…

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KV admissions 2017: List for Class 1 out for many schools

KV admissions 2017: List for Class 1 out for many schools

Kendriya Vidyalayas are centrally funded schools that provide quality education at affordable rates in the country. The list of students selected to Class 1 in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country has been released by many schools on their website on Wednesday and the remaining are expected to upload it by Thursday evening, an official said. “The admission list is also being simultaneously displayed on the school’s notice board for the parents to check. The list of all the schools is not being displayed at one central portal,” a Kendriya Vidyalaya…

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‘The Daily Mile’ program promotes fitness in schools

‘The Daily Mile’ program promotes fitness in schools

Elaine Wyllie, headteacher of St. Ninians Primary School, was shocked to see that her students were unfit. A class of 11-year-olds struggled mightily to jog, or even walk, a mile. Not about to stand by and let the pride of Stirling, Scotland, succumb to crisps, video games and the ravages of obesity, the next day Wyllie’s class was outside circling the school grounds for 15 minutes. They were out there the next day, and the day after that. That was February 2012, the birth of The Daily Mile. The idea was…

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China’s Smoggiest City Closes Schools Amid Public Anger

China’s Smoggiest City Closes Schools Amid Public Anger

China’s smoggiest city closed schools on Wednesday, as much of the country suffered its sixth day under an oppressive haze, sparking public anger about the slow response to the threat to children’s health. Since Friday a choking miasma has covered a large swathe of northeastern China, leaving more than 460 million gasping for breath. Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, was one of more than 20 cities which went on red alert Friday evening, triggering an emergency plan to reduce pollution by shutting polluting factories and taking cars off the…

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Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, with some residents complaining emergency anti-smog measures were not operating. Hundreds of government inspectors patrolled Beijing on Wednesday to enforce temporary bans on barbecues and make sure that cars with even number plates were the only ones on the roads. Many Beijing highrises simply disappeared into the grey haze, as commuters wearing face masks headed to work. Emergency closures of power plants, steel mills and ports…

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