Active corona virus cases continue to decline across the country, which is why public places, offices, parks and educational institutions are slowly reopening with security protocols. Several states, including Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh, opened schools in the first week of August. Others, such as Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, have been pursuing the case since August 16.
Although Covid’s case is declining, speculation is still rife about the possibility of a third wave. The third wave of corona virus is expected to hit India in the coming months. Are governments taking the right steps by reopening schools? Experts and educators seem divided on this issue.
Cowade has done unprecedented damage to learning.
Ajinkya DY Patil, president of DJ Patil International School, Pune, said online education has its advantages, but it cannot fill the gap created by the lack of formal education.
Ajinkya DY Patil, Chairman, DY Patil International School, Pune.
All universities, colleges and schools should be reopened. Educational institutions are the most disciplined brothers after the armed forces. We understand boundaries and rules and are accustomed to following and enforcing them. The damage done to students by the campus lock is unprecedented. Talk about the hospitality industry, the retail industry, but we hardly hear talk about education, ”said Patil.
Mental health and emotional well-being of students should be a priority.
The reopening of schools has been done in the best interests of the students who have long been away from face-to-face education and dialogue with like-minded people, said Manju Rana, Principal cum Director, Seth Anandaram Jayapuriya School, Vasundhara. , Ghaziabad.
Manju Rana, Principal cum Director, Seth Anandram Jayapuriya School.
“All teachers and staff have been vaccinated. There are strict protocols for social distance , use of masks and hand disinfection. Classes are held alternately to reduce student occupancy by 50 per cent.” In order to maintain the social distance. As far as the third wave of Code 19 is concerned, we hope it will never come. We also need to seriously consider the mental health and social and emotional well-being of the students. Yes, the best answer can be given when students come to school and interact with teachers and friends.
The school reopened to spread panic.
Amid speculation about a possible third wave, education experts do not agree on the need to reopen the school. Some teachers believe that schools should focus on fooling the virtual learning mechanism instead of relying only on physical classes.
Belle O’Brien, Principal, Oakridge International School.
As a principal, it is my responsibility to make the safety and well-being of children a top priority. Educational institutions need to focus on building a strong uninterrupted virtual learning structure that will productively challenge and engage students productively as the school reopens, rather than panicking among all stakeholders. In the current scenario, all educational institutions should act prudently and not compromise on the safety of children.
Although adults are concerned about children’s health, children are unable to get in touch with daily routines and peers. Because most young children enjoy playing in the open, it keeps their spirits up.
Students who want to experience school life.
“Because of the current epidemic and the terrifying delta type , we are emotionally dehydrated. It also shakes us to think about the consequences, as it is more likely to affect children.” Looks like schools are physically closed. My seniors in grade 9 and above go to school on alternate days and learn through mixed models. I want schools to reopen soon and let us go to our classrooms. I am allowed to play on the ground with friends, walk in the hallways and have fun. I miss my teachers, friends and my school and I want to come back as soon as possible.
Learn to live with the cove.
The incidence of learning disabilities and social emotional health problems in children during this epidemic has been unprecedented. States are now making bold decisions to gradually open schools with strict protocols.
Anirudh Khetan, Treasurer, Faki Arai and Vice President, Khetan Public School.
“All over the world, schools are starting to reopen with rules of redevelopment, masks, mandates and social distance. Going forward, the quaid will not go away. We must learn to live with it. It is not that the children are sitting at home themselves. They meet family, friends and occasionally go to restaurants. So, it seems natural that schools open with strict curfew restrictions so we can get back to normal.