Morning shift in Valley schools draws flak
Parents aghast,docs warn of adverse health impacts
Srinagar, May 6: The directive of the Directorate of School Education about morning shift in schools in the Valley have drawn flak from parents, while health experts warn that it will have adverse impact on health of the students.
Health experts maintain that putting children under stress by asking them to reach schools at 8 am will have serious ramifications on their growth and mental makeup.
“Waking up children especially small kids so early can be very stressful. They won’t be able to concentrate on their studies. They will feel dizziness and tired throughout the day. which is not good for developing kids. They need their space and you can’t expect a small kid to wake up at six am and they get ready and reach school at 8 am. It is too hectic for them,” said Dr Arshad Hussain, a noted psychiatrist.
Child specialists also expressed their concern over morning shifts for kids.
“We are receiving number of cases where parents complain that their wards are suffering from headache and dizziness,” said a renowned child specialist of the Valley.
Directorate of School Education had issued a circular with regard to the changes in school timing. As per the new timing, the schools would open from 8 am to 2pm across the Kashmir Valley
Directorate of School Education (Kashmir) had issued a circular with regard to the changes in school timing. As per the new timing, the schools would open from 8 am to 2pm across the Kashmir Valley.
Parents too are aghast against this order. “It is very unfortunate that the Education Department is playing with health of small kids. It is not humanly possible for a three -year kid to wake at 6 am and then prepare for school,” said Javid Ahmad, a parent.
“I want to know why government is putting these children through this kind of agony. If they think that scheduling morning shifts for school children will solve traffic mess then why don’t they change office timings,” said another parent.
Despite repeated attempts, the Director School Education Shagufta Parveen could not be contact for comment.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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