New Delhi January 08: To give students a sense of patriotism, the Kerala government has decided to make students read the preamble to the Constitution during morning assembly daily. An announcement to this effect has been made by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.
Inevitable part of curriculum
The decision from the state government has come as a response to the demand by college union leaders to ensure that the Constitution studies be made an inevitable part of the curriculum. The chief minister said this step must be taken at a time when the Constitution and its values are under attack.
“To create social awareness regarding the importance of protecting the Constitution, the state government will take necessary steps to ensure that preamble of the Constitution is read out during school college assembly,” Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Reservation for women representatives
During an event, the Kerala Chief Minister stated that 50 per cent reservation for women representatives in college union elections were also under consideration in his state cabinet.
Sex education to be part of curriculum
He further stated that sex education will be made part of the education curriculum. The Chief Minister added that there is a growing demand in the state to introduce sex education in the classroom. “It is an unavoidable thing and the state government is taking necessary steps in this regard,” he said.
Opening libraries 24/7
He then went on to say that the state is also planning to keep university libraries open 24/7 for students without any restriction for girls. “This must be done to inculcate the habit of reading in students,” he added.
He said that the state government was planning to do away with the internal marks for college students in the state in future. He said that students should not be failed just v=because of his poor performance in internal marks.