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Friday, August 14, 2020

Re-opening Schools : Schools to reopen in September or October? Check latest updates here



Re-opening Schools : Schools to reopen in  September or October? Check latest updates here






Due to Corona epidemic, school students are suffering big loss of education. All the government and private schools in the country are closed since the third week of March. However, for some time, studies are being conducted in schools through online classes. But this system is limited to big schools in cities. In most of the rural areas, schooling is stalled due to lack of internet access everywhere.




A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of the Ministry of Education took place on Monday. Issues such as opening of school-colleges and re-conducting examinations were discussed in the meeting of the standing committee chaired by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe. Apart from this, concern was also raised that children are not getting mid day meal due to school closure due to corona epidemic. Ministry officials told the committee that there are no plans to open schools. According to these officials, the decision to open the school will be taken according to the advice of the Health Ministry and the feedback of all the states.


 

Online system will continue for now
 2020-2021 will not be a zero education year, it was clarified in the meeting.  However, no decision has yet been taken as to when the school colleges will start again.  Right now the arrangement of online classes, it will continue in the same way.  This arrangement is only for the students of fourth grade and above.  The committee suggested to the Ministry of Education that children from nursery to third class in schools should not be taught online.  The committee also suggested that children from fourth to seventh class should be taught in online classes at a limited level.  Children of class VIII to XII should be fully educated through online classes.




According to sources, some members of the committee said that due to the closure of the school due to Corona epidemic, children have been refused mid-day meal at many places, increasing their risk of being malnourished.  According to officials of the Ministry of Education, the State Governments have been asked to work on alternatives such as giving food to children or giving ration to their families.

 


However, the officials of the Ministry of Education made it clear to the members of the Parliamentary Committee that the decision to open the schools will not be taken in haste in the way the infection is spread due to Corona epidemic.  This means that the school is not expected to open in Unlock-4.  Unlock-4 is starting in the country since 31 August.

 


According to sources, Education Ministry officials told the committee members that this academic year will not be a zero academic year for colleges.  The members of the committee suggested to the officials of the Ministry that a question bank should be given to the students of the college so that there is no pressure on them.

 
58% parents not in favor of opening school from 1st September: survey
According to a recent survey, in the current situation, most of the parents are not in favor of sending their children to school.  In a survey conducted by the local circles, parents were asked what their opinion is if the schools open from September 15.  The survey took the response of more than 25,000 people from different parts of the country.

 


In the first question, it was asked that if from 1 September to 10-12 and then after 15 days, it is decided to open a school for 6-10 classes, then how will you take it.  On this, 58% replied in the affirmative saying 'no'.  Only 33% replied in the affirmative.  9 percent expressed no clear opinion.


Re-opening Schools : Schools to reopen in September or October? Check latest updates here

Re-opening Schools : Schools to reopen in  September or October? 

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