Because the state government is unsure when the schools should be reopened, and parents are equally concerned about their children’s education because the Covid pandemic has created a need for social distancing, hence it has become difficult for them to send their children to offline classes.
Will parents send their children to school to attend offline classes, just as they did before Covid, if the schools promise to follow all Covid protocols?
Hubliexpress.com spoke with a couple of the parents, and the vast majority of them claimed that regardless of what the school administrations said, they would not take their children to school.
Maintaining social distance and correctly wearing a mask in school, according to one of the parents, who is also a surgeon and father of two, is simply impossible. Even adults fail to strictly follow Covid proper behaviour, and expecting children to follow the guidelines is difficult, and who takes responsibility if a child becomes infected? he wondered.
Some parents are wondering whether to send their children to school if schools reopen in July, according to media reports.
As the initial wave of the Covid pandemic raged last year, online classes took the place of traditional classes. Online classes have advantages and disadvantages. According to estimates, approximately 30% of students who took online classes understood the concepts given online.
So, are there any ways to efficiently teach students without having to worry about the pandemic?
According to Sandeep Budihal, state president of the Karnataka State Secondary Teachers Association, “We have been requesting that the government reopen schools for students above the fifth grade with all necessary measures.”
“At first, the schools could only have one or two sessions per week, or on alternate days, for one or two hours,” according to him.
Sandeep stated that a temporary arrangement can be devised for pupils in grades below class 5. One teacher should be assigned to every four to five students.
“We conducted this experiment during the initial wave of the pandemic, and it was a success. There will be a BEd, an engineering completed, or any other graduate, and the locals will ask them to teach students, give books, and pay them. We did it in about 500 places in the first wave,” Sandeep remarked.
DDPI Mohan Kumar Hanchate stated that a Vidyagama-like programme will be held this year as well. Teachers have been requested to enhance their technical abilities to use the internet effectively and mobile applications effortlessly so that pupils may stay connected to education.