Shillong: The Meghalaya Government on Friday declared 2020 as ‘No Detention Year’ for all school students except those appearing for class 10 and 12 board exams.
In order to ensure “smooth conduct of the Academic Session 2021”, Governor Satya Pal Malik has notified that schools should follow the following procedures: The End Dates for Academic Session 2021 will be Pre Primary November 30, 2021; Classes 1-12 December 22, 2021, For Classes 9 to 12, two Saturdays in a month may be added to cover the courses.
“The school working calendar, therefore, will be as follows: Start Date of Academic Session already notified by the Government – April 1, 2021; End date for Half Yearly Exams- July 30, 2021; Summer Break – August 2-6, 2021,” the notification issued by Additional Chief secretary, Donald Philips Wahlang said.
“Selection Test for Class X Private Candidates- Last week September to first week October 2021. End date for Pre-Primary Academic Session – November 30, 2021. Last date for submission of exam forms for Class X and Class XI candidates- December 10, 2021; End date for Classes I to XIl Academic Session – December 22, 2021,” Wahlang specified.
The notification also underlined that 100 per cent syllabus is to be followed for all levels.
“Schools to undertake a catch-up course for all classes with sufficient time for those students who had limited access to online learning or who undertook self-study during the pandemic. This is mandatory, and teachers should assess learning gaps of each student and to specifically address the skills/competencies and knowledge areas not mastered by students to ensure learning in the current academic session,” the notification underscored.
“Special exams for those who did not appear online should also be considered after the preparatory course,” the education department notified.