Kerala government has banned the practice of students monitoring classes in schools in the absence of teachers and giving list of pupils doing mischief to be punished in the wake of misuse of the system. The Director of Public Instructions (DPI) banned the years-old practice in view of the complaint that innocent students are getting punished in the name of minor deeds. The government took the decision after finding that such unscientific practices demoralised children largely.The DPI also directed the school principals to ensure that teachers were present in classes throughout the school hours.
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