No School Bags, Books For PrePrimary Students: Govt Noties New Rules

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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.

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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.