Not enough teachers for POCSO Act implementation

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) had ordered all schools in Karnataka to start implementing the POCSO Act. The number of teachers in government schools is not enough to implement the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus report for 2021-2022 states that Karnataka has […]

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Teachers threaten shutting down schools

Government-aided institution teachers demand pension and medical benefits. Government-aided school and college teachers threaten shutting down of schools by boycotting teaching if there is no government response to the pension problem. Teachers are not able to meet basic necessities as they are not provided with any pension and medical benefits after retirement. Nijalingappa S., managing […]

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Objections filed against SSLC examination timetable

The KSEAB released a tentative timetable for the upcoming 2023 SSLC final examinations on Oct. 29, 2022. Multiple objections were filed against the tentative Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or 10th class examination timetable that was released last month. Anyone who wanted to object to the SSLC timetable had the provision to do so between […]

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Section 377 is gone, but schools are stuck in the British era

Educators say that an in-depth syllabus must be created to sensitize children about the LGBTQIA+ community. On September 6, 2018, 13-year-old *Rashmi rejoiced as the Supreme Court declared that Section 377 of the Indian constitution (British-era law that prohibited gay sex) was decriminalized. Although she was bisexual, she was happy because of the progressive step. […]

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