Make the online classes more feasibleThe rich CBSE schools based in the metro cities and the comparatively rich matriculation schools in most parts of the country seem to have started the online classes. However, the biggest question is: what will happen to those in the rural areas, who do not have access to the internet at all, or even if they do, not operate at a good speed? This issue seems to have reached the Courts as well.
Since education is a concurrent subject, let the States decide what is best for themselves; however, the effort of the concerned State Governments should be to bring the rural children to the nearest internet centers in the district headquarter towns, particularly in States where the infection is very less and under control.
We cannot afford to have two sets of education patterns. Even after the schools reopen, the online classes are bound to continue, more so, if there is a single infection to any one child. One is told that this virus will be with us for a full eighteen months. If there will be a new normal, let us check out how this will pan out in school education and get ready. The trick is to make the online classes more feasible even in small towns. The "how" of this will be left to the State Government.