Kerala CBSE Schools Get Breather from UID
The Kerala High Court has issued a stay on Kerala Government’s demand that CBSE schools should compulsorily ensure UID registration to students for obtaining NOC.Observing that the government cannot insist on a condition that’s not within the powers of a school management, the court ruled that they cannot be compelled to produce the same. The ruling was given by a division bench while considering petitions by 15 CBSE schools, challenging the rules put forwarded in Kerala Education Rules for obtaining fresh NOCs to run schools.
Mumbai Schools Bag British Council Award
About 15 Mumbai schools bagged the International School Award 2012 by the British Council under its Connecting Classrooms programme. The award is conferred for bringing in an international dimension to the curriculum. Over 240 schools from across the country were felicitated at the event by the British Council. These schools are Anjuman-I-Islam’s Allana School, City International School, Dr S Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Narayana Vidyalayam, National English School, Pradnya Bodhini High School, Ryan International, St John’s School, The Reading Tree, Udayachal High School, Veer Bhagat Singh Vidyalaya, and Vidyadiraja High School.
Schools Teach Children to Share
Top private CBSE schools in Kerala are encouraging their students to reach out to the less privileged through various social awareness efforts. In line with CBSE’s efforts towards inculcating social commitment among students through value-based questions, the schools are doing voluntary work at hospitals, old-age homes and orphanages and collecting money to provide better classrooms and labs in schools where poorer students study. Some schools collect rice and grocery from children and distribute to the poor in the area every month. Many schools have formed clubs to develop compassion in students.
MHRD’s Special MBA Course for Principals
India’s first MBA in Educational Management and Leadership for School Principals was launched recently by the HRD Minister, Shashi Tharoor. Uttarakhand Technical University (UTU) in collaboration with SelaQui Institute of Management will offer the programme leading to an MBA Post Graduate Degree awarded by UTU. The programme was launched at India’s first ‘National Conference of School Principals 2012’, a two-day conference held at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, in November.
North Indian Kids More Obese in the Country
School children in north Indian metros are less healthy than their counterparts in the country, says ‘EduSports School Health and Fitness Survey’. The survey covered around 49,000 children in 7-19 years age-group across 100 schools in 54 cities. Children from Northern states of Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP and Haryana have a higher BMI of 24 percent as compared to national average of 19.9 percent. The survey added that nearly 40 per cent of school-going children in India do not have the right BMI and almost 20 per cent of them show signs of obesity, possessing poor body strength, poor flexibility and have undesirable BMI scores.