CM Nitish Kumar Assures Assembly of Reducing School Duration Amid Opposition Uproar

CM Nitish Kumar Assures Assembly of Reducing School Duration Amid Opposition Uproar

He said the new timings will be from 10 am to 4 pm (six hours).

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 02:33 PM IST
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CM Nitish Kumar Assures Assembly of Reducing School Duration Amid Opposition Uproar | PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday assured the assembly that the existing eight-hour school duration from 9 am to 5 pm in government-run institutions will be reduced by two hours.

He said the new timings will be from 10 am to 4 pm (six hours).

His assurance came amid uproarious scenes in the assembly by opposition members, who entered the well of the House, protesting the "inhuman" timings.

"The timings of schools for academic activities should be from 10 am to 4 pm only... it should not be from 9 am to 5 pm," he said.

"Yeh galat hai (this is wrong)," he said about the existing school timings.

New timing

"I will immediately call the competent officer of the department and will direct him to change the timings. You (opposition members) people should have told me earlier. Now the new timings will be from 10 am to 4 pm," Kumar said.

His reference was to the fact that the timings were issued by the then education minister Chandra Sekhar of the RJD when the JD(U) was in the Mahagathbandhan.

The education department had in November last year issued the new timings for the schools, and it came into effect on December 1.

Besides providing details of class timings, the guidelines specified the disciplinary measures against teachers for not following the new timetable.

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