Tribune News Service
Rohtak, July 20
Government schools outshone private ones in terms of students’ attendance by registering an average of 68 per cent presence while the figure was 45 per cent in private schools on Tuesday. The schools opened for students of Classes IX to XII in the state.
As per the record of the Education Department, Karnal government schools topped the state with average 90 per cent attendance of the students followed by Jhajjar (83 per cent) and Rohtak (76 per cent). Nuh (49 per cent) was at the bottom while Hisar (52 per cent) and Fatehabad (55 per cent) recorded second and third lowest attendance, respectively.
“A total of 6,26,407 students are enrolled in Classes IX to XII in government schools across the state and 3,13,204 (50 per cent) were allowed to attend the classes as per the Covid guidelines. Among them, 2,12,651 students reached the school on Tuesday. Of them, 16,331 students attended class in Karnal while the number was 7,779 in Jhajjar and 7,582 in Rohtak,” said sources. Similarly, in private schools, Mahendragarh district (62 per cent) was at the top followed by Charkhi Dadri (59) and Bhiwani (56). Panchkula recorded lowest attendance with 16 per cent. A total 1,60,667 students attended private schools across the state today.
Anshul Pathania, Rohtak CBSE School Association, said parents were still reluctant to send their wards to the schools, especially in cities, as they were apprehensive of a third wave of the Covid pandemic. “They prefer online classes to offline, hence the attendance of students in private schools is less than 50 per cent. The consent form for offline classes has also been filled by around 50 per cent of parents,” Pathania added.
Sudharshan Punia, Nodal Officer (Saksham), Jhajjar, said Covid guidelines being followed in the government schools led to enhancing of the confidence among people who were now not hesitating to send their wards to schools.
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