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Majority of the schools in Ludhiana to conduct online classes only for new session

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 3, 2021

Seeing the growing number of Covid cases reported from different schools in the city, most of the private schools have decided to conduct online classes instead of offline for the students in the new academic session. Earlier, the schools had decided to conduct offline classes for students who have been promoted to classes X and XII.

 Talking to The Tribune, Principal BCM School, Paramjit Kaur said, "As far as the classes for new session are concerned, we will conduct online classes only. Once the situation becomes normal and Covid is controlled, we can switch-over to offline classes".

 Similarly, a leading school in Sarabha Nagar had earlier announced to start offline classes from March 1 onwards for students who have been promoted to XII. But since both teachers and students were reported Covid positive from many other schools, the classes will now be held from March 10 and that too online for the time being.

 At the same time, Principal Nankana Sahib Public School, Harmit Kaur said that at her schools, all classes are being held offline and even the exams had been taken in offline mode. “We have not got any student or teacher Covid positive so far, we have decided to continue with offline mode of teaching. Even for new session, classes will be held offline as of now”, said Kaur.

 Meanwhile, expressing concern over growing number of Covid cases in schools, parents feel that online studies should continue till the vaccination phase is over. Even the parents of students studying in government schools have condemned the government for opening the schools due to which many students and teachers have tested positive. The parents said that no proper guidelines are followed in government schools, there is no availability of masks or sanitizers, under such circumstances, Covid graph is bound to increase.

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