COVID-19 Lockdown: Parents Concerned Over School Reopening Plans, Sign 2 Lakh Petitions
As States and Union Territories plan to reopen schools, coaching centres and educational institutions in July 2020 about 2 Lakh parents sign petition. The petition has come across, demanding schools to reopen after COVID-19 situation improves or a vaccine is ready.
The petition declares, reopening schools amid this crisis is the worst decision of the government. It further states to continue the current academic session in e-learning mode.
As the centre announced nationwide lockdown, the schools and colleges remain closed since March 2020 among a slew of measures to follow to prevent the spread.
The Home Ministry on Sunday, 31 May 2020 stated that educational institutions will be opened after consultation with state and union territory governments. States and Union Territories will further hold meetings with institutions considering parents and other stakeholders’ decisions.
This has created widespread dissent among parents who believe it to be a highly unsafe move to be taken.
Parents cannot boil down the fact that initially both schools and students were not able to cope with the new technological intervention. However, two months down the lane, this process has smoothened enough to be pursued for a year’s time.
All pending board exams are scheduled to be completed by July 2020 which were postponed due to lockdown.
Meanwhile, in real-time, death tolls due to COVID-19 stands at 5,394 along with confirmed cases jumping to 191,327.
Coronavirus tracker by WHO asserts India takes a leap to 7th spot from 9th among the countries, worst-hit by COVID-19 following the trail after the US, Russia, UK, Italy, Spain and Russia.