Corporate schools start online courses from today

Guntur: Corporate schools started online classes for grades 1 to 10 students on Monday.

Students will follow the lessons on their laptops. If the parents have two children, each student should have a different system with Internet access.

Teachers contact parents to ask them to obtain study materials so that their children can participate in online sessions. The cost of each student’s study material ranges from Rs 3,000 to Rs 7,000. Depending on the class, corporate schools sell study material in violation of regulatory rules.

They impose additional financial constraints on students. Parents assume that they will not need to purchase study materials since teachers would teach from textbooks. The school administration will provide four to five books for each student.

In addition, textbooks, notebooks, clothes, belts and ties for each student must be purchased by their parents. Parents may be required to pay first trimester tuition at some corporate schools.

Meanwhile, as authorized by the director of school education, Vadrevu China Veerabhadrudu, public schools will start offering online classes on June 12. However, the government has yet to release the academic calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. Saptagiri station also broadcasts lessons.

Students taking online courses without an academic calendar is something that MTF State President Sr Rama Krishna is opposed to. He believes that online courses should be provided to increase awareness of Covid-19. Students should be encouraged to practice yoga and participate in physical activities.

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