In A First, UP Government Schools To Begin Conducting Parent-Teacher Meetings In Primary And Upper-Primary


Jan 01, 2020, 05:07 PM | Updated 05:07 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The government primary and upper-primary schools in Uttar Pradesh (UP) will now start the practice of holding parent-teacher meetings (PTM) in the New Year. According to the officials, the PTM would be held on the second Monday of January, April, July and October. If there is a holiday on the second Monday, it would be held on the next working day.

The head teacher would inform the parents about the PTM by writing in their children's notebooks two days in advance. The officials have also made it mandatory for the teachers to be present during the PTM.

Parent-teacher meetings are an integral part of education in private schools, but government schools rarely follow the practice.

In Bareilly, a beginning has already been made and the Basic Shikha Adhikari (BSA), Tanuja Tripathi said, "We will organise first PTM in January in primary and upper primary schools of the district. We have issued directions to teachers in this regard. Annual functions in schools will be held in February."

At the parent-teacher meetings, the teachers have been asked to inform parents about the importance of attendance of students and also discuss the importance of education if the school has a high dropout rate. The student's behaviour issues will also be discussed at the meetings and parents will also be encouraged to talk about family problems, if any.

"We are asking teachers to create awareness among parents about school activities, including Yoga, kitchen garden, and sports and other government campaigns like midday meals, "Poshan" and deworming pills," the official added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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