Why WB schools to have long summer vacations, asks Subhas Sarkar
The Union Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar has wondered why schools in West Bengal are given long summer vacation.
After the West Bengal government announced early summer vacation from May 2, 2022, the Union Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar has asked why schools in West Bengal have been given a long summer vacation by advancing the date of closure when offline classes are on in other states where heatwave conditions are worse than Bengal.
"The heat wave conditions are more acute in many other states but they have not taken any step like Bengal. Then why are schools being closed for summer vacation for such a long time from May 2 to mid June?" he said, as reported by NDTV.
"Let West Bengal be associated with NEP 2020 or we will be trailing behind. The claim that it is aimed at saffronising is wrong as also the notion that it will help in privatising the education sector," he added.
West Bengal schools had reopened in mid-February 2022 after almost two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The schools are again closing due to the early summer vacation announced by the government.
VCs not attending meetings called by the governor is unfortunate
When asked to comment on the allegations by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar that the Vice-Chancellors of state universities are not attending the meeting called by him as the Chancellor of state universities, Mr Sarkar said this was unfortunate.
"I will have to get information about reports that the VCs are not attending meets called by the governor, I will have to know in detail," he added.