Govt schools better off than private on attendance scale in Amritsar

Govt schools better off than private on attendance scale in Amritsar

The government schools had implemented the reopening orders as soon as they were issued, while most private schools chose to wait for parental consent before calling students. File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 12

Days after reopening of schools across the state for Class V-VII, the private schools have started getting students but the turnout remains dismal. The government schools had implemented the reopening orders as soon as they were issued, while most private schools chose to wait for parental consent before calling students.

As of today, private schools in city are getting 10-12 per cent attendance of Class V to Class VIII. Dr Anita Bhalla, secretary of Sahodaya Schools and principal, Bhavans’ SL school, said that the low turnout is due to multiple reasons. ‘The extreme cold weather conditions and the suspicions regarding pandemic still in mind, the number of students coming to school of middle classes remains low, but consistent. Most parents are waiting till Lohri to send their wards as there could be change in weather.”

The government schools too fall in same bracket with almost 10 per cent attendance, mostly from Class VIII onwards. Keshav Kohli, teacher, from Government School, Hathi Gate, said that the attendance may increase in the coming days as students will get accustomed to school environment. ‘We have got almost 30 per cent attendance between last two days, as students are happy to come to classrooms and resume offline classes,” he said.

Meanwhile, schools are carrying out online classes alternately as well to ensure that students do not miss out on anything.

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