State gov­ern­ment drops plan for 8-hour school days

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

MUM­BAI: The state’s school ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment has dropped cer­tain con­tro­ver­sial rec­om­men­da­tions from its new ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy, such as com­pul­sory ed­u­ca­tion in one’s mother-tongue at the pre-pri­mary level, eight-hour school days, and with­draw­ing con­ces­sions for mi­nori­ties and stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties. The rec­om­men­da­tions were roundly crit­i­cised by teach­ers and ed­u­ca­tion ex­perts.

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