How Smoothly Can Schools "Unlock' | The "Hindu In Focus" Podcast

BY ZUBEDA HAMID Appeared in “The Hindu" on October 12, 2020 View main podcast

In this podcast with The Hindu, Dr.Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation discusses the impact of COVID-19 on education and what can schools do to ensure that students catch up with learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, but office and public places have begun to reopen after months of closure under the various “unlock guidelines” released by the Central government. On October 5, the Ministry of Education issued detailed guidelines for the gradual reopening of schools from October 15 but stated that no student would be forced to attend against their parent’s consent. We take a look at how the pandemic has affected education, how feasible it is for schools to comply with all the safety guidelines, what they can do to ensure that students catch up with their education, and what the potential for digital education is in the country.

GuestRukmini Banerji, Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation.

"Our vision is to end the cycle of poverty in India by providing access to education. Every Child In School & Learning Well. By building a stronger connection between Australia and India, we are changing the future for underprivileged children in India."

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