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Over 160 nations, with almost 90% of the world’s student population, have shut schools, bringing to a halt the education system across the globe.
Elders are more at risk of contracting COVID-19 than children and closing schools may be inconvenient for single parents, the self-employed or those in the gig economy.
Across the world, people feel schools are not preparing students for jobs, a new survey shows.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy tells Lok Sabha that school attendance was initially ‘thin’ in the Kashmir Valley, but picked up later.
With 75 per cent of schools in India being government owned and 65 per cent of children attending a government school, quality of government schools in India is a first order policy issue.
Beginning with village schools near its Regional Institutes of Education in five states, NCERT will soon help teachers across India’s government schools.
Many such ‘tobacco schools’ were built following the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008.
CBSE has directed schools to turn down requests from students seeking to change their subjects, especially if it requires parents making their own teaching arrangements.
In the last five years, Narendra Modi government has walked in the opposite direction to the one recommended in this policy document.
With China’s assurance to Nepal that it will pay for teachers’ salaries, many private schools have included Mandarin as a mandatory subject.