No more headmasters, only principals in Kerala govt schools

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Heads of schools will hereafter be designated as principals rather than headmasters, as per the unified system of administration announced by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for classes 1 to 12 in Kerala schools.

Pinarayi proposed a collective effort from the teachers to make 200 working days in an academic year. The proficiency of physical training and art teachers should be improved.

He also welcomed the suggestions made by the teachers that the aided schools would be renamed as government aided.

He said students were increasingly opting for government schools and hence their infrastructure needed to be fast upgraded, modernised and made world class. As part of giving special focus in this area, every school has to formulate an action plan for the smooth implementation of education master plan envisaged by the government.

The government would not take any politically motivated steps against the teaching community. "The Higher Secondary Directorate was formed as a temporary measure". He ordered the immediate distribution of textbooks, learning aids and toys for pre-primary students. The State would examine and clear the dearness allowance backlog of teachers.

Education Minister C. Ravindranath was present.