Karnataka Resumes Online Classes For School Students; Check Details Here

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Karnataka Resumes Online Classes For School Students; Check Details Here

Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Department allowed schools to resume the online classes for all the sections.

An official said, "A fresh order has been issued to allow all the schools across the state to resume online classes for the students reading from 1st to 10 th standard as per the guidelines issued by the HRD Ministry."

State Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar announced that online classes for primary school kids will not be resumed, as recommended by the committee of health and academic experts.

In response to a joint petition by a group of parents reading in classes 1-5, a fresh order will be valid for primary kids up to class 5 till the experts report on the online education and as directed by the Karnataka High Court on June 22, 2020.

As per the revised order, all the schools affiliated to the state primary and secondary education board can conduct online classes in compliance with the state government's guidelines.

As stated by the official the teaching hours for the varied classes will be as follows:

For primary kids 

30 minutes once in a week for parents

Classes 1-5 

30-45 minutes online teaching per day on alternate days or three days a week

Classes 6-8

30-45 minutes for 2 hours on 5 days a week 

Classes 9-10

30-45 minutes for 4 hours on 5 days a week

The schools have also been instructed not to collect the additional fee for online classes till the revised guidelines are issued on recommendations of the state committee.

During the hearing held, the division asked if the online classes could be permitted for a few hours on a daily basis.

The panel has been directed to suggest ways to engage kids of LKG to class 5 without online classes, alternatives to provide education during the pandemic crisis without harming the traditional teaching and physical and mental health of the students," said the official.

The committee has been advised to frame the guideline on how to engage students at home and improve the student's knowledge till the situation stabilizes, added the official.