About 32 percent of parents said schools should open by December 31, while 34 percent said the government should not open schools for this academic year.
Around 71 percent of parents across India do not want to send their children to school while nine percent are sceptical about it, according to a latest survey report by LocalCircles – a community social media platform.
Only seven percent are in favour of reopening schools from October 1, the survey found. The number of parents willing to send their children to schools dropped from 23 percent in August to 20 percent in September.
About 32 percent of parents said schools should open by December 31, while 34 percent said the government should not open schools for this academic year – which is till March/April 2021. Only 28 percent of parents are in favour of schools reopening in the calendar year 2020 before December 31.
Parents in North India, especially Delhi-NCR are worried about the upcoming smog season as well. Last year, 74 percent of parents had wanted the government to declare a ‘smog break’ for schools from November 1-20 each year, as per the report.
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