On Monday, in-person studies for Classes 1 to 5 began, although attendance at government-run schools was low. This group’s offline education has yet to resume in private institutions.
On Sunday, the state government stated that in-person lessons for Classes 1 to 5 would resume on Monday, immediately following the end of the Diwali holiday on November 21.
Because parents must submit authorization letters to schools before sending their children back to class, parents and school officials were given very little time to prepare.
According to a source, “government-run schools in the state recorded about 15% attendance.” “The highest was found in Tapi, while the lowest was found in Vadodara.”
According to L D Desai, the AMC education board administrator, AMC-run schools received an enormous response in the city, with around 65 % of the legal limit of attendance. On Day 1, roughly 32,500 students from Classes 1 to 5 out of a total of 1 lakh students attended, he said.
According to the Covid-19 standards provided by the state government, schools are only permitted to have 50% of the entire class size. When asked how the schools obtained approval from such a huge number of parents, Desai explained that teachers went to the homes of children to obtain consent letters.
According to sources, neither parents nor schools had enough time to complete the necessary preparations for resuming offline courses.
Few students were able to attend school on the first day after resumption, according to the Association, a consortium of grant-in-aid school managements and trustees. “However, parents are eager to bring their children to school, and we expect a large number of Class 1 to 5 students to begin attending school in the coming days,” he said.