Survey: 58% of Parents were Against Reopening of Schools from Sept 1 in Pandemic

It’s been more than 5 months since the schools were shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown. All the schools across the nation were closed in the last week of March 2020. Since then, no school has been reopened even after the commencement of the new academic year. Meanwhile, some of the schools have made a move by offering digital education to the students intending not to lose their academics.

58% of Parents Oppose Reopening of Schools from Sept 1 in Pandemic
58% of Parents Oppose Reopening of Schools from Sept 1 in Pandemic

By providing online sessions, the students will be able to continue their new classes. As per the latest reports, the Centre is seeking to reopen schools in few locations from 1st September 2020. By then, the Central Government will impose final unlocking rules across the country. Considering the upcoming new rules, the Centre may commence classes for 10th and 12th standard students in the first phase. It will be followed by providing classes to 6th to 9th class students post 15 days.

As per the latest survey organized by a community social media platform, more than 58% of parents are against the Centre’s decision on reopening the schools from 1st September. The community has surveyed to find out the opinions of a group of parents on reopening the schools from next month. After holding the survey, it acquired more than 25000 responses from parents and grandparents across various regions in India.

In the survey, about 58 percent of parents opposed the decision while only 33 percent of them supported the Centre’s decision. During the survey, the parents were also asked to mention the reason for opposing the decision of reopening the schools. Among them, 13 percent of parents said that they can’t put their children’s lives at risk thinking of their academic future. Some of them said that there are no accurate elements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further, one percent of parents said that if a child gets infected by going to school, it could eventually impact the seniors residing in the family. About 9 % of the participants in the survey said that it’s not possible to maintain social distancing precautions in schools.  Once the schools get reopened, it could eventually increase the rapid spread of COVID-19 pandemic, said 5% of the parents. About 2% of parents said that they prefer online education as the best substitute in the current pandemic situation. Considering the major concerns of the parents, the Centre might change its decision of reopening schools across the nation. Stay tuned to this website to get more educational updates.

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