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Hirapar village convinces all its students to opt for government school

To combat the rising exploitation by private schools, a small village in Tankara taluka of Morbi district has decided to send all its students to a government school.   Parents in the state have been agitating against the exorbitant fee being charged by schools for online education.     Hirapar village has convinced the students to opt...

HC strikes down education dept’s no fee notification

The Gujarat High Court on Friday struck down a notification of the education department asking self-financed schools not to collect fee while they remain closed. The notification of the state education department was issued on July 16.   This resulted in a confrontation between the state and the Federation of Self Financed Schools. The latter...

Schools say will not conduct unit test

School administrators and education department is headed for yet another confrontation this time over unit test.  The schools in the state have decided not to take unit tests at present.     The Rajya Shala Sanchalak Mahamandal had earlier made a representation before the government urging that state not to conduct the same.  They had argued...

Virtual classes for Class 12 to begin from July 30

Virtual classes for Class 12 (general stream) will begin from Thursday onwards.  The classes will be available through online broadcast mode on Microsoft Teams, Facebook Live, and virtual classes of Jio TV. Education department officials said similar facilities will also be used to conduct virtual classes for Class 12 science students. Earlier the state had...

Gujarat to offer free online classes for all students of private schools

The Gujarat government has also dug its heels in the matter of school fees of self-financed schools in the state. It has announced that the state will provide online education for class 3 to 12 of students of these schools for free. The move comes after self-financed schools in Gujarat stopped online classes from Thursday...

Private schools in Gujarat seek loan to remain afloat

The association of self-financed schools has sought a loan from the Charity Commissioner to remain above water. It has asked the education department to reconsider its notification banning schools from collecting fees. The education department’s notification had stated that self-financed schools cannot charge fees until they become fully operational. The association said...

Reopening of schools cannot be hurried, says Bhupendrasinh Chudasama

Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Monday said that the decision to open schools and when it should happen cannot be a hurried one. He also said that action needed to be taken against schools that were charging exorbitant fees even when they were not functioning. Chudasama was quoted by the local media after a...

Gujarat government puts on hold decision to reduce primary teachers’ grade pay 

The Gujarat government has put on hold a notification to reduce the grade pay of primary teachers. The decision came following a meeting between the state government and the teachers’ union. Earlier, three rounds of meetings were held between the Gujarat education minister and the union that represents 65,000 primary teachers in the state. The...

Guj govt asks varsities to conduct final year exams by September 30

After the UGC revised its guidelines announcing compulsory exams for final-year students the education department in Gujarat has asked all universities and higher educational institutes to conduct the exams for final year students by September 30, 2020. It has given them the option to conduct the exams either online, offline or both depending on thier...

Colleges to begin online classes in state under UDAYAM project

The Gujarat government’s education department has issued a notification to all colleges to begin online classes from June 22 onwards. The move is aimed at ensuring that precious academic year is not lost due to the COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown. It has directed government, non -government and grant-in-aid as well as technical colleges to...

At 60.64%, class 10 board results see 6.3% compared to last year

The class 10 board results announced on Tuesday saw the overall pass percentage plummeting to 60.64% from the earlier 66.97% in the year 2019. In all , 7,92,942 students appeared for the class 10 board exams of which 4,80,845 managed to clear the exams. Girls had a better pass percentage than boys once again. 66.02%...

Gujarat Class 10 board exam results on June 9

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board will be declaring the result for class 10 boards on Tuesday, June 9. The results will be available on the board’s website www.gseb.org from 8 am onwards. The board has, however, not taken a decision on the date by which the physical marksheet will be available. The board...