The Karnataka state government has decided to reopen schools in the state in August or September, depending on the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, said S.Suresh Kumar, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, and Sakala of Karnataka said on Tuesday. He said, “Schools would not open for the time being. The children will be taught through media. The state is also working on new schemes to improve the learning process for the students.”
Till now 5,536 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Karnataka with 102 deaths. The schools, colleges, and all other educational institutions have been closed since March. Since then the schools have opted for a virtual learning classes.
Earlier, the Karnataka government imposed a blanket ban on online education. But it was followed by several protests by parents and educators and also intervention of High Court following which the state issued an order permitting online classes for students from LKG to class 10.
The order issued by the government 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 NowNews, States