Schools have been warned against conducting online classes for students by the DEO of Hyderabad’s Warangal rural. The district educational officers (DEOs) of Warangal rural, Suryapet and Karimnagar also said schools should not collect fee from students.
The DEO of Warangal rural recently said that strict action would be taken against schools if they reopen during this time of the Covid19 pandemic. The government is yet to decide on the reopening date for the academic year 2020-21 for schools. Parents have also been asked to bring to the notice of the authorities regarding any violation by the schools on the phone number 90114428798.
The Karimnagar DEO has also issued a warning to private institutions against taking up online classes, collecting fee or reopening schools. The official warned, “Stringent action will be taken against schools for any violations.” Education officials of Suryapet issued a similar warning. People have been asked to lodge complaints on 08684-224568 against any school violating these rules.
Officials from Karimnagar also informed that government schools that SCERT and women’s protection cell of Telangana has begun an effort to identify issues faced by women and children during this situation.
Meanewhile, the Karnataka government has issued an order permitting online classes for students from LKG to class 10 until the expert committee submits its final report. The blanket ban by the state was followed by several protests by parents and educators and also intervention of High Court.
The order issued by the government on Saturday states certain guidelines for online classes. It suggests half hour of online class per week for preschool students under the supervision of parents and two online classes on alternate days for classes 1 to 5. The students of classes 6 to 8 will have two classes per day for five days in a week and classes 9 and 10 will have four classes a day for five days a week. Each class will be of 30 to 45 minutes duration.
Source: Times of India
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