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November 7, 2020

The Bengaluru Department of Public Instruction is fixing “Online School Hours”. After Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar received several complaints from parents that online classes are being held even after school hours, he directed the department commissioner to issue a detailed circular directing all schools to conduct online classes within school hours.

The schools have been asked to conduct online classes as per the guidelines issued by the department recently. There are complaints against some schools that online classes are being conducted even during the night. As per the minister, most of the complaints received are from Bengaluru, Kalaburagi, Belagavi, Mangaluru and Huballi-Dharwad. 

“The officers at the block level will monitor the school hours of online classes at taluk levels. The schools are allowed to conduct online classes only during the school hours and as per the duration/schedule recommended by the expert committee according to which department had issued an official order,” Suresh Kumar said.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government is yet to take a decision on reopening of schools. The education minister has scheduled a meeting with concerned officials for November 4. Kumar said, “We are seriously studying the Andhra Pradesh model for reopening of schools. Prior to taking any decision, we need to examine everything as it is a question of students’ lives.” He added that the state has also agreed to reopen colleges from November 17.

Source: Deccan Herald

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