As COVID concern looms giant, Noida schools register simply 10% attendance in courses 6 to eight

Despite schools reopening, it appears that dad and mom are nonetheless not ready to ship their kids to high school as a result of concern on COVID-19 virus. The vaccination drive has began in India, however remains to be to be administered to the frequent plenty. As of now it has been administered to the frontline employees.

Last week, schools in Uttar Pradesh reopened for courses 6 to class 8 however solely 10% attendance has been recorded on this interval. Many dad and mom are nonetheless unwilling to ship their kids to schools

According to tips by the state government, the determination to let college students attend courses is totally upto the dad and mom. Since dad and mom are nonetheless not snug in sending their kids to high school, it has severly affected the attendance.

“We are not admitting any student into the classroom without the consent of the parents. At the same time, we are seeking the consent of all parents if any student falls ill during this time, or if he has any kind of infection then the school will not be responsible for it,” Shivani Jain, President of All School Parents Association advised The Times of India. 

“We have surveyed all the schools that have opened in the last few days. During this time, we found that only 5-10% students were attending these classes. The school’s teachers, guards and other staff have not yet been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, which has added to the parents reluctance to send their children to school,” she mentioned.

Presently, schools are open twice per week for the scholars of those courses. 

Last 12 months some schools reopened

Last 12 months, in October schools reopened in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar for college students from class 9 to 12 after a seven-month hiatus on account of COVID-19 outbreak. There are 153 schools within the district – 53 of them government and government-aided while remaining are personal schools. These schools reopened in adherence to COVID-19 norms like social distancing, face covers and sanitisation of fingers. 

However, on the primary day Government and aided schools had a mean attendance of 39%, while it was 11% in personal schools.

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