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School academic calendar 2010
Published on 13 Dec. 2009 12:35 AM IST
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The state directorate of school education has formulated the academic calendar 2010 for both government and private schools within Nagaland for strict compliance. According to a faxed statement issued by the director school education, Nipusilie Angami, reopening of schools after winter vacation should be between January 19 and February 5, 2010; mid terminal examination to be held between May 25 and June 11; summer vacation – 15 days within June and July; final examination to be held between November 17 and December 6, and winter vacation from December 17 to January 19, 2011. It was also stated that a common calendar for a greater coordination between the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kohima, Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) and the directorate of school education with subordinate officers and registered school might be referred to for sector-wise date lines. The circulation stated that admissions to any registered government or private schools must be completed before it reopened and that full classes shall begin from the second day of the academic year. It said the minimum number of working days for higher secondary, secondary and middle schools should be 200 days with 20 contingency days which must be strictly adhered to. It has been made mandatory for all institutions to observe the national holidays declared by the Nagaland government. Besides, an institution can declare only two days holiday for local festival in a year. The circulation further stated that the results of the final examination must be declared before the school closes for winter vacation. All registered institutions of the department of school education shall submit their working calendar to the SCERT, Kohima, NBSE, the directorate of school education and the concerned deputy inspector of school on or before November 30, 2010, it added. The circulation also stated that the District Educational Officers and Deputy Inspector of Schools should see that all the registered institutions under their jurisdiction follow the calendar and that timely report was submitted to ensure that the calendar was followed. Stating that flexibility in reopening of institutions and summer vacations was given for better administration by the institution, the official circulation warned against misuse of such relaxations. The circulation stated that failure to follow the instructions would lead to disciplinary action.

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