Parents not satisfied with offline board exams
Delhi school parents are unwilling to send their wards back to school for offline classes, according to a survey conducted by community engagement platform LocalCircles. Many parents have also questioned the need to conduct offline board exams.
The survey says only 25% parents are willing to send their children to school and 73% believe that schools should only be reopened in a particular district if the place contains less than 100 active cases.
The survey overall received 18,000 responses from 272 districts. Around 44% of the respondents were from metros and tier-1 districts, 28% from tier-2 districts, and 28% from tier-3, 4 and rural districts.
LocalCircles has been engaging with parents since April 2020. The survey report also states that parents have shown concerns regarding the CBSE board exam schedule. Most of the parents want feasible online options for exams along with an official offline alternative.
Delhi has also reported several COVID positive reports amongst school teachers and students. Delhi Parents’ Association president Aprajita Gautam expressed concerns about the stakeholders involved and urged the government to conduct board exams online.
Private schools in Delhi have completed their final exams for Classes IX and XI students. However, Class X and XII students in government schools are writing their pre-board exams.
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