PANJIM: The academic year 2023-24 for students of Class I to X and XII will begin from June 5 and will conclude on April 30, next year. The summer vacation will begin from May 1 and go up to June 3.
Director of Education Shailesh Zingade has issued a circular detailing out the terms and vacation breaks for the upcoming academic year 2023-24.
The first term will be held from June 5 to November 7, while the second term is scheduled between November 27 and April 30, 2024. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked schools to ensure that the First Summative or Terminal Examination ends before November 7, and the Second Summative exams to be held preferably before April 6, 2024. The schools have to ensure that the final results are not declared before April 29, next year.
The Ganesh Chaturthi break is notified from September 18 to 24 while the Diwali vacation is from November 8 to 26. The Christmas holidays are between December 24 and January 2, 2024.
Further, the heads of schools are directed to declare 10 discretionary holidays, out of which three would be declared on September 21, 22 and 23, adjoining the public holidays on account of Ganesh Chaturthi and remaining seven days are to be declared in consultation with Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) or Village Education Committees.
The total number of working days including examination days for the teachers will be not less than 220 days, while the instructional days will not be below 200 in the academic year.
The department has also said that the school instructional hours should not be less than five hours 30 minutes per day, exclusive of school recess.