Pune: Majority of parents still refrain from sending children to school
Pune: A survey has found that 69 per cent of parents in India want schools to remain shut till April while 23 per cent of them are ready to send their children to the schools from this month.
Schools in Pune were resumed recently for Classes 9 to 12 with all COVID-19 protocols to follow for teachers and students. After the schools resumed, it has come to notice that attendance is low as reopening of schools witness lukewarm response. Despite the school administration informing parents about resumption of schools with all safety protocols such as use sanitisers, thermal scanning, seating arrangements made at a distance, many parents are still worried about sending their kids to schools.
One of the parents Anita Kakade expressed, “My son is in ninth class and has been studying online from home for the last few months. Schools have started but the feat of COVID-19 is not completely vanished. We do not want our kids to get transmitted. Therefore, schools should start at least three months after the commencement of the vaccination program, that is from April.”
As the administration decided to reopen the schools, LocalCircles asked parents that if the government has declared resumption of schools for senior classes, will they be sending their children to school. To this, 69 per cent outright stated ‘no', while only 23 per cent said ‘yes'. Around eight per cent parents were undecided.
This has indicated that even if schools are opened in regular manner, a large majority of parents still refrain from sending children to school and continue to stick with online education instead.