Shillong(Meghalaya)Oct 5: The State government has proposed that schools should function for six days in a week and a high level committee has been set up to review the school curriculum in the State.
This was informed by Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui while inaugurating the silver jubilee celebration of the Unitarian English School at Nongtalang in West Jaintia Hills .
Rymbui said that he had suggested that schooling should no longer be five days in a week only, but it should be for six days.
“Saturday will be free class where a student can do whatever he feels like,” he added.
Rymbui also said that during a free class on every Saturday, a student will have to submit a project report on what he has done and marking will be on the basis of this report.
“This will inculcate the sense of dignity of labour amongst the children and in this way they can harness their inborn talent,” the education minister said.
Rymbui also informed that the State government is also planning to provide free textbooks to all students from class 1 to class 10.
He also informed that he had proposed for enhancement of post matric scholarship for student in different categories.
According to him, the lowest category will get a scholarship of Rs 15,000 while the scholarship for those in the highest category has been proposed at Rs 35,000.
By special arrangement with Highla