As govt allows reopening of schools, parents say online education was best option – Times of India

DEHRADUN: As the state government finally gave its nod to the reopening of the schools from November 1 for students of Classes X and XII, several parent bodies expressed unhappiness at the decision.

The parent bodies have said that in times of a pandemic, online education was the best option while adding that schools could have called some students to clear their doubts occasionally. “The government has also made it clear that schools won’t be held responsible if a student is tested Covid-19 positive. The schools are also not ready to take this responsibility. In such a situation, how can we send our kids to schools,” asked a local who did not wish to be named.

Parents have said that the government order does not specify if online classes will continue after reopening of schools or not. Notably, the schools had demanded the government to allow them to discontinue online classes within one week of reopening saying that they don’t have enough staff to run both online and offline classes.

The schools will open for students of two classes on November 2 as November 1 is a Sunday. It is worth mentioning here that the government order comes after several meetings were held between government officials, school managements, parent bodies, and other stakeholders.

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