JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir government has done away with formal textbooks and school bags for pre-primary students at the schools.
A notification issued by Principal Secretary School Education, Asgar Hassan Samoon late on Wednesday also directed schools that no homework is assigned to students upto class 2.
The new rules issued in the notification, which amended Rule 8 of the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act 2002, ordered school heads to provide a maximum of two notebooks/workbooks to pre-primary students instead of formal textbooks.
Furthermore, the notebooks are to be kept in the custody of the teachers in the school itself. “Students of pre-primary level are not asked to carry any bag except light carrier for lunch box,” read the new rules.
— Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon IAS (@AsgarSamoon) April 15, 2020