Eating disorders rise in the exam season

The change in board exam pattern has had a bad effect on students, parents and teachers. The multiple-choice question (MCQs) pattern of board exams has led students, parents and teachers to have unhealthy eating habits due to stress. “This whole new pattern makes me feel so uncertain. When I used to write lengthy answers, there […]

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Schools to file cheating cases against parents for unpaid fees

Schools say they won’t issue transfer certificates until they get an order from the Supreme Court. The Associated Management of primary and secondary schools in Karnataka (KAMS) has decided to file a cheating case against the parents who haven’t paid the due fee and are demanding for transfer certificates. D Shashikumar, general secretary of KAMS […]

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Lack of road infrastructure threat to school students

National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) report states that in 2019, 1,570 deaths were reported due to road crashes near educational institutions in India. Experts said no footpaths, broken and occupied footpaths, lack of road sign-boards, lack of pedestrian crossing and non-working traffic lights near schools are a threat to the life of school students. Poorvi, 12, […]

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A masked hurdle for dyslexic children

Teachers have to repeat instructions multiple times to be understood. As schools are reopening, dyslexic children are having trouble in the learning process as the teachers have to wear masks which muffle their voices. According to a study,“While masks prevent the spread of COVID, they also make spoken language more difficult for children to understand, […]

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Cigarettes sales continue to thrive near educational institutions

Police said that many educational institutions have stopped reporting the sale of cigarettes within 100 yards of their premises. Bengaluru; Cigarettes are still being sold within 100 yards (92 meters) of educational institutes despite regulations under the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 (COTPA). Sandeep, 28, owner of Shri Brahmashree Condiments and Bakery, who […]

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Karnataka, School Health Programs under Ayushman Bharath

Rural Bengaluru ignores health education

There are no healthcare classes and health ambassadors in Bengaluru rural schools. The Ayushman Bharath guidelines for health education are neglected in Bengaluru rural schools. School authorities have not appointed health ambassadors. A Government High School in Chikkabidarakallu said, that they do not take separate healthcare classes as it would compromise their regular class. A […]

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