The Dimapur unit of the All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANSPA) on Tuesday reiterated its demand for uniform school academic session throughout Nagaland.
President of the unit Andrew Ahoto Sema, in a release, said no action has been taken by the authorities concerned on a uniform school academic session of April-March along with the rest of the country despite numerous appraisals and reminders from both the ANPSA as well as the district units since 2015.
The unit felt that a uniform school academic session would result in manifold benefits for all the schools, including students, teachers and parents.
It said under the present system followed by the Nagaland Board of Secondary education, the school session is from January to December.
There are literally two separate examinations, one for primary classes to classes 9 and 11 which is conducted in November till the first week of December and another for classes 10 and 12 which is held from February till March, it said.
This system leads to a lot of confusion and adds to the burden of the schools as well as the parents.
The association said holding of final exams from mid-November till the first week of December may lead to a lot of distractions for the students as November, December and January are the festive months of the year in Nagaland.
Those schools which are centre schools under the state lose about three weeks of class time while other schools continue their regular classes which leads to a great deal of discrepancies among the schools especially when it comes to completion of syllabus, it said.
The association, among other difficulties, said the workload of the management as well as the teachers will also be lightened as under a common academic session there will be a common academic calendar for all the schools as the department of school education’s directives and plans can be easily adhered to by all schools alike especially while updating their UDISE data.