People are protesting in Karnataka and urging the Karnataka Government to reopen schools. However, it is a matter of concern for the education of students.
Due to COVID 19, all the schools and educational institutions are closed from March. Although many schools found an alternative to teaching students online so that they do not have to compromise with their studies.
Still, many schools cannot afford to provide online classes to the students, especially schools in rural areas. Because of this students are suffering.
PROTEST AT MAURYA CIRCLE
Aiming at student’s education as the foremost concern, parents in Karnataka held a silent protest. Members of various organizations, parents, and educationists are a part of the protest. They held a silent protest at Maurya Circle on Saturday.
KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT SHOULD REOPEN SCHOOLS
All of them urged the Karnataka Government to reopen schools in a phased manner. They said that schools are closed for a long people of time due to which students are suffering. It has put an effect not only on their education but also on personal development and children in rural areas are suffering the most due to this.
KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSIDER THE FINANCIAL IMPACTS
Gurumurthy Kasinathan is the director of the Centre for Education Technology. He said that Karnataka Give should take all the financial, social, and health impacts on students parents into consideration.
PROTESTERS TO URGE KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT
He said that the protesters are not saying to open up all the schools at one time. But, do it in a phased manner. There are at most 20 students in rural areas and all of them play outside. So, the Government can reopen schools and it is not a matter of issue for them.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT OTHER GRADES STUDENTS
Education of students of classes 10 and 12 is a matter of actual importance. But, it is equally important to think about students of other grades. There are thousands of students from poor families who cannot afford to take online classes.
STUDENTS ARE REGRESSING IN LEARNING
Students from class first to eighth will face learning gaps and it is disastrous for them. Moreover, Students of the first class are regressing in their learning. They are not able to memorize numbers systems and alphabets.
PROTESTERS URGED KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT TO LISTEN TO COMMITTEES
Less than 10 percent of students can afford to study online. However, it is not a substitute for face to face learning. All the protesters are urging that Karnataka Government should listen to the parents, school development, and management committees.
They do not have to compel parents to send their kids to school. But, they should reopen schools in a planned and safe manner.