The Hindu thehindu.com 23 Feb, 2021 09:00 am

Upper primary classes reopen to 42% attendance in Karnataka

Upper primary classes reopen to 42% attendance in Karnataka
The lowest attendance was reported in Vijayapura district (22.21%) and the highest in Dakshina Kannada district with 68.24%

p p p Bengaluru Upper primary classes reopen to 42% attendance in Karnataka Students at a school in Ganganagar on Monday.| Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN Upper primary classes in Karnataka reopened on Monday after a span of 11 months.Many students in upper primary classes (classes six to eight) were already coming to school to attend classes under the Vidyagama programme.Many private schools, however, did not resume upper primary classes as majority of the parents did not provide consent for their children to attend classes.

Different stakeholders and academics have urged the Karnataka government to reopen lower primary classes at the earliest as they feel that students are unable to comprehend lessons online and many students do not have access to gadgets to attend online classes.The Department of Primary and Secondary Education has told government schools to make use of all available space to ensure that physical distance is maintained.

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