Rajasthan: parents oppose, private schools to reopen | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: The decision of the government of Rajasthan to reopen schools in grades 1 to 8 has received positive reactions from school authorities and negative reactions from the parents’ association. Classes 6 to 8 will be reopened as is from September 20 while classes 1 to 5 should reopen from September 27. The owners of private schools have been asking for it for a long time. Recently, more than 2,500 private school owners gathered outside the Birla Auditorium to demand that schools reopen.
Reacting to the news, Anil Sharma, president of the Shiksha Pariwar school, said, “This is a favorable decision by the state government. We have been demanding it for a long time. Most students are not able to get an online education where classroom instruction is the only option. Therefore, this decision is in favor of the students.
However, the parents completely opposed the decision. Parents said the government should have decided to take this step given the current strength of the schools. Sunil Yadav, President of Rajasthan Parents Forum, said: “From 9th to 12th grade schools are already functioning, but no more than 20% of students are taught in class. From grades 1 to 6, sending the children to school is a risk and we will not accept it. It will not be acceptable.
Some parents have pointed out that the government has taken this decision to appease private school owners who are interested in this to get their fees. Already many cases have emerged in which parents have reported that their children are being harassed at school for non-payment of school fees.
However, there are parents who are in favor of this decision. Raja Park resident Dipti Shukla said her kids now go to every social event, wedding and public park to play anyway.
“There is nothing wrong with sending children to school. If there is any problem, we will stop sending them. But over the past two years, kids have become addicted to electronic gadgets, and going to school will help them socialize again.

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