1. Minimum age for class 1 may rise in Delhi schools as education dept invites ideas on NEP.
may have to study three classes — instead of the existing two — before they are eligible for Class 1. This comes as the Directorate of Education (DoE) has expressed its intention to adopt the restructuring envisioned in the National Education Policy-2020, starting with the foundation stage covering ages 3 to 8 years, from the academic session 2024-25.
2. Report on Global Education Program.
Our aim at KIIT is to collaborate with educational institutions globally to create a brighter and better future collectively. As part of this initiative, we recently hosted a workshop “Global Education Program” featuring distinguished guest speakers such as Mr. Girish Ballolla, Founder & CEO of Gen Next Education, Ms. Farheen Memon from Drake University in Iowa, USA, Ms. Sam Wong from Hong Kong Baptist University, Ms. Megan Mankerian-Stem from SOAS University of London.
3. A Budding Writer: Bhoomika Singh.
"Energy and persistence conquer all things." -Benjamin Franklin Bhoomika Singh of Class X, Blue Bells Model School participated in a novel writing competition organized by BriBooks.com. Her novel, “The Thistlehouse Robbery” garnered 5-star rating within 3 months of publication and was showcased in largest book fair in New York. A whopping 1 lakh authors participated in this esteemed competition and finally Top 200 were invited for the award Ceremony.
4. Singapore school snaps up Hyderabad's Glendale Academy for Rs 400 crore.
Academy - has now been acquired by an international player, reportedly for a staggering Rs 350 to Rs 400 crore. With this, the school joins the likes of Oakridge International , Sancta Maria, and Chirec International that have previously signed 'strategic partnerships' with global institutions. As per sources, Glendale has been bought by the Singapore-based not-for-profit institution, Global School Foundation (GSF), that has presence across 11 countries.
5. Balvatikas in 107 Chandigarh schools inaugurated.
The “Balvatika” or pre-primary III, is a bridge class before a child’s transition to Class 1 at the age of six. It is being introduced under the implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP) to further improve foundational education of the children. The UT education department had previously implemented early childhood care and education at all Chandigarh schools with pre-primary I and II. While some private schools in tricity had introduced the three-tier system before, GMHS Kishangarh was the first such government school.
6. Tamil Nadu Student Invents Anti-Sleep Alarm to Keep Drivers Awake, Prevent Road Accidents.
The main cause of accidents that occur at night is often attributed to drivers who squint their eyes while driving. A third-year Polytechnic student from Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu has created a unique type of eyeglasses with sensors to prevent drivers from dozing off while driving. Vellaichamy Nadar Polytechnic College organised a technical exposition at a private hall in Virudhunagar district on April 8 where several students showcased their creations. However, all eyes were drawn to a pair of glasses designed to prevent drowsiness among drivers.
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