Meghalaya government restricts weights of schoolbag for all classes of 1 and 2. As indicated by the state education department, the official request issued to the school specialists is tuned in to the mandates of the Union Human Resources Development Ministry.
“We have issued guidelines by means of a notice, setting limits on the heaviness of school sacks. This is in accordance with the rules of the Union Human Resources Development Ministry, remembering that the loads the youngsters convey influence their wellbeing,” Education Principal Secretary DP Wahlang told PTI.
The office has additionally solicited the heads from education foundations to ensure that timetables are planned such that students don’t need to convey an excessive number of books to class.
“The heaviness of school sacks for classes 1 and 2 has been topped at 1.5 kg, while bags weight for classes 3 to 5 should not cross 3 kg,” the warning said. For understudies of classes 6 to 7, the greatest weight of the bag ought to be 4 kg, it said.
Likewise, the heaviness of school bags for classes 8 and 9 has been topped at 4.5 kg and the maximum load of sacks for class X understudies has been constrained to 5 kg.
“Schools should ensure that the understudies are approached to convey just those course readings that have been referenced in their time table,” the request said.
The education division has additionally banished schools from appointing homework to students of classes I and II, with the exception of in subjects suggested by CBSE, ICSE or MBOSE (Meghalaya Board of School Education).
“Students ought not to be compelled to bring extra books and materials,” it stated, including that kids ought to be urged to take an interest in co-curricular exercises for their all encompassing improvement.