Ahead of the academic year, C Raveendranath offers words of advice to students and parents.

Preserve your school like your home Kerala Education Minister writes open letter to students
news Education Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 16:05

In an open letter to students and parents, Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath requested them to consider schools as their own home and keep away from all malpractices that that can harm our society.

“Dear friends,

The new academic year is beginning. Let your education be a new experience everyday by learning through playing, smiling and thinking. Preserve your school like your own home. Keep away from all bad behaviour that can harm us, our family and our society.

Good food, books and a loving environment are available in schools. Create opportunities out of a favourable environment and grow up for the well-being of society and your home. Also try to dream big. Remember the new era is made of new hopes.”

The minister also had words of advice for parents. His open letter reads:

“Dear parents,

Allow your children to grow up to follow their dreams. Don’t compare them with others. Every child’s abilities differ. They need encouragement to develop their own abilities. Let them walk to their dreams, be their shade.”

The letter from minister, who was also a college professor, is being shared extensively on social media.

Meanwhile the Kerala Education Department on Friday announced the holistic intervention of ICT (information and communication technologies) that will assist education in 9,279 schools.

Students of Classes 1 to 7 will benefit from the IT@School Project this academic year.

Kerala, being a role-model in ICT-enabled education, started IT education under IT@School Project for High School classes (Class 8 to 10) in early 2005 and with Friday's launch, ICT-enabled education would be available from Class 1 to 12.


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