Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has passed an order, directing the state government to ban summer vacation classes in schools. The panel said that such classes had become unfeasible due to the intense heat and scarcity of drinking water. The direction to implement the ban has been given to the state General Education Secretary. The order will cover vacation classes in all schools including government higher secondary and vocational higher secondary ones as well as the ones that are affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards.
The ban order comes in the wake of media reports that had pointed out to the intense heat and scarcity of drinking water. The panel also noted that by staying at home during summer vacations, children would be able to spend quality time with their family, friends and relatives. This, the panel said, would improve their social life and innate skills. The panel has also directed the General Education Secretary to submit its report within 10 days, detailing all the measures that will be taken to implement the ban at various schools.