Nagpur: The RSS education wing has suggested that schools in metros run for 12 hours from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, says a report in the Indian Express.
The proposal, prepared by Vidya Bharati, the education wing of the RSS, has also suggested that students should learn Sanskrit from middle school level so that they do not require “the assistance of foreign words”.
The RSS’ response came after the Modi government invited suggestions for the new education policy.
The RSS wing has proposed that a linguisitic university be opened for students who want to master languages and linguistic skills. “It’s easy for children to learn languages in childhood. That’s why they should be taught various languages — their mother tongue, Sanskrit, Hindi, English and regional languages.”
Such language training would not be possible within six hours of a school day, feels the Vidya Bharati. Therefore, they propose increasing the school timings to 12 hours.
The wing feels that in this scenario, there would be no need of homework or tuition classes, and parents’ burden would be reduced. The proposal clarifies that music, dance and sports would be included in the 12-hour school day.
However, there is a more startling aspect of the proposal – Vidya Bharati feels that in a 12-hour school day, there would be no scope for co-education. “At a time when the co-ed schools face numerous issues, 12-hour classes cannot have both girls and boys together,” the proposal said.
The proposal says that entrance examinations should be made compulsory for all teacher training courses and a minimum eligibly criterion of 50% marks must be set. Furthermore, biometric attendance system and CCTV cameras should be installed in classrooms to ensure attendance of teachers.