Many countries have started reopening schools amid immense challenges. As schools in our cities, from Gurgaon to Hyderabad, also see partial reopening this week, what are parents, administrators and students saying?
Little thought is being given to how students of corporation schools will be able to access this, given that for most of them access to quality internet connection and the devices required is severely limited.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia interacted with teachers and parents via YouTube, promoting the theme “Every Home a School, Every Parent a Teacher.” ‘Online’ seems to be the general mantra in education, as students are stuck at home, uncertainty clouding their immediate academic future.
It is widely acknowledged that the AAP government placed education reforms at the top of their agenda during their tenure, initiating many experiments, particularly in school education. While some of these have clearly yielded positive results, some have drawn sharp criticism.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Smiling School Project will train principals and teachers to identify students facing mental or emotional distress. These students will then receive free counselling. But will it be enough, given the nature and magnitude of the problem?
Following a fire in a Surat coaching centre that claimed 24 lives, the Bhopal administration ordered an inspection of fire safety compliance at all coaching centres. Findings were alarming and notices have been issued to 200 coaching institutes and hostels.