From students in pre-primary to senior section, many are now swarming back to in-person classrooms, eager to enjoy the offerings of hands-on learning. Those belonging to the pre-primary segment are most excited, as Damayanti Bhattacharya, the principal of an ISC school and a preprimary school, notes, “Preprimary segments are enjoying large footfalls with almost 90 per cent attendance. As this is the first time many of these children are attending in-person classes, they are the most excited to partake of the experience.” On the other hand, most primary and middle school segments have been registering less than half of offline attendance as parents are apprehensive about sending their children to school due to pending inoculation, issues with transportation and presence of at-risk grandparents and younger siblings at home.
However, for classes eight onwards, the classrooms are enjoying almost full attendance, with more students now getting vaccinated. “Students preparing for board examinations are keen to attend physical classes so that they can complete their practical assignments and engage in better interactions with their teachers which in turn helps them sort out their problems and queries more conveniently. Consequently,
with enhanced direct interaction and focus on practical learning, education is becoming more effective,
especially for subjects where concepts need special emphasis,” details Bhattacharya.
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This article appeared in The Times Of India – Education Times (School Special) print edition on 5th March 2022.