Schools to work on holidays to complete the syllabus
Krishna Pushkaralu has become a burden to the students. The government announced forced holidays to those schools which fall under the area where Pushkaralu was held. Now to compensate the lost working hours, schools have to run an extra hour and even on Sundays also.
Government declared holidays on the grounds that the students will suffer because of the heavy Pushkaralu traffic. Almost all the school buildings were utilised to accommodate extra staff who came for Pushkaralu duties from various districts. Because of this, both private and government schools in Vijayawada, Guntur cities and the surrounding areas lost almost 12 days of working days.
Now as the crucial working hours are lost, school managements are forced to workan extrahour. The district education officers of both the districts already sent instructions to those schools, that second Saturdays and a few Sundays will remain as working days.
District education officer A. Subba Reddy said, “To compensate the lost working days and to cover the syllabus, we have decided to cancel the holiday on second Saturdays and also a few Sundays. We have given instructions about second Saturdays and detailed dates will be communicated to the schools shortly. The same thing was confirmed by “Guntur DEO KV. Srinivas Reddy. He told Deccan Chronicle that unscheduled Pushkaralu holidays will be compensated by cutting short Dasera holidays as well as regular ones for sometime. “There will be no shortfall in completing the syllabus, but we are taking extra measures.” he added.
Even the private schools which were forced to shut down during Krishna Pushkaralu cancelled regular weekend holidays. Some engineering colleges are running an extra hour besides cutting short the holidays. “As the time schedule is very tight and to conduct cumulative assessment tests before Dasera, we have no other option but to cancel the holidays,” said Bandla Madhava Rao, headmaster of a private school.