Aurangabad, Nov 21:
The district collector Sunil Chavan has decided to start classes IX to XII in 824 rural schools from Monday stating that the schools are the best means of education in rural areas as there is lack of proper digital education system and network issues.
Collector Chavan announced the above decision at a press conference held at his official residence on Saturday. Giving more information, Chavan said the responsibility of starting the school was entrusted to the local administration by the government.
Accordingly, the district administration has decided to start the school with due care and attention. Urban and rural conditions and problems are different. In rural areas, corona disease is declining and the recovery rate is 96 per cent.
Mortality is also lower than in the city. Due to the lack of online learning tools and network issues, schools need to be started to keep pace with education. As many as 4,500 teachers have been tested till noon on Saturday and 9 of them have tested positive. This ratio is not to worry about. All tests will be completed by Monday.
Teachers will not be able to go to school without RTPCR examination. Chavan also clarified that students will be taken to school only with the consent of their parents. 100 per cent attendance of teachers in rural areas and 50 per cent attendance in urban areas will be compulsory from Monday, said education officer (secondary) Dr B B Chavan.
Municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey, Zilla Parishad chief executive officer Mangesh Gondawale, Primary education officer Surajprasad Jaiswal were present.
Administration will maintain strict vigil
The academic year of the students is important. However, their life is also precious. We will be monitoring the increase in the number of corona patients and the possibility of a second wave till December 10. Schools will begin Monday. However, the students have been permitted to not come to school till January 3, said municipal commissioner A K Pandey.