When marriages, cricket matches are on, why not Schools, ask students
The study conducted by Azim Premji University in four states Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand on January 2021 says, in class 2, 20 per cent of the children lost the ability to identify single-digit numbers and 33 per cent lost the ability to subtract single digit numbers using concrete objects. In class 4, 70 per cent of the children lost the ability to identify the greatest and smallest three-digit number using the place value. And 20 per cent lost the ability to subtract two digit numbers without borrowing. 11 per cent lost the ability to read time correctly from a clock.40 per cent of 6 standard students lost the ability to perform division of four-digit numbers by a single digit number.
The study covered 106067 children from 1137 public schools. After the assessment was done, some students didn’t want to return homes. They want to go to Schools. Students ask if marriages, processions and cricket matches are on, why Schools are closed?”
The APU team suggested supplement support, whether in the form of bridge courses, extended hours, community-based engagements and teaching materials would necessary to help children gain lost abilities and to further their learning in the class they return to when Schools reopen.
Even Schools are conducting online classes, most of the students cannot afford mobile and internet connection.