Do you support the view of declaring zero academic year for school going students this year?Slowly Indian students have got acquainted with online activities during the Covid-19 pandemic yet the penetration of digital learning has been minimal in various parts of the country. Even some urban parts in the country are unable to access digital learning and the power fluctuations contributing their bit everywhere. Certain Districts still contribute for lack of adequate facilities and improper administration and their activities are only limited to WhatsApp forwards from their departments and institutions.
The so-called efficient Private Institutions which are minting money for all the years and re-oriented their educational concepts of teaching with techno mode to prepare the students for IITs/AIMS/Civil Services etc., from 7th standard onwards, have already started online classes for their students without any compromise in their fee structure. Unable to access online classes, some students belonging to rural part who have inadequate facilities feeling left behind. The scenario is different when it comes to Govt. schools and colleges due to lack of necessary equipment and internet connectivity for both the teachers and the students.
While online classes have to be stay focussed by parents too as the students may tend to get diverted, the in-school activities would be completely under the control of teachers. So, many Educational activists feel that the government's decision to reduce the syllabus to reopen the schools is not correct in view of the pandemic. Instead, they suggest that this academic year should be zeroed up to secondary level classes and let the young mind enjoy their childhood.
Do you agree for this zero academic year suggestion for the students?
An entry for the A thread A day challenge contest