Government schools in Maharashtra to start from June 13 for 2022-2023 session

Times of India | 1 month ago | 20-05-2022 | 04:25 am

Government schools in Maharashtra to start from June 13 for 2022-2023 session

PUNE: The education department has announced that schools run by the state government across Maharashtra will start on June 13 for the 2022-2023 academic year. According to the schedule announced by the department, the schools will have a total 237 working days during the academic year. The first-term of the academic year will end in October and the second term will start on November 9. A circular on the schedule stated that five public holidays would be on Sundays and the students and teachers would not be able to avail of those. However, the students and the teachers would be able to avail of 20 additional public holidays during the academic year. There will be 26 holidays for Diwali and 36 for summer vacations, besides four reserve holidays. Accordingly, the students and the teachers would get 76 holidays throughout the academic year. In addition, 52 Sunday offs mean 128 holidays in the new academic year for the students and the teachers, the circular stated. Smita Kale, teacher of a zilla parishad school from Parbhani, said, "The schedule declared by the government will be helpful in terms of planning the academic year. This has been an annual exercise by the government for the past four-five years. Such planning proves helpful for us." Satish Bhong, teacher of a zilla parishad school from Pune district, "Parents can plan the vacations for their wards based on the schedule announced by the education department. The teachers also need some time to relax. They too also plan outings with their families if the schedule is announced in advance. The year ahead looks challenging after regularising the academic year after two difficult years due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic."

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