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Bengaluru student community approaches Dy CM Ashwath Narayan on decision to reopen colleges

A survey was conducted with 15,000 parents and students across Karnataka, wherein 75.33 per cent of parents prefer offline classes.

Published: 31st August 2020 10:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2020 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

A cleanliness worker disinfects an exam paper evaluation centre at a school in Tirunelveli

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Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Bengaluru student community has now reached out to Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan urging him to reconsider his decision on the reopening of degree colleges.

A survey was conducted with 15,000 parents and students across Karnataka, wherein 75.33 per cent of parents have a low preference for offline classes.

Students have also stated that there is a confusion on lack of clarity as to when schools can reopen while colleges have been given a specific date prior to the release of the UGC guidelines.

“We request the government to take the survey into consideration and invite stakeholders to discuss the matter in detail as it involves the safety and well-being of the society,” BSC said in a statement.

The survey also showed that 57.39 per cent students prefer online classes while 13.18 per cent students prefer the same, 29.43 per cent are neutral on their stance.

Interestingly, the survey also points out that 59.35 per cent of them believe that colleges cannot effectively follow the guidelines issued by the government.  

However, half of the respondents in the survey stated that they are panicky about going back to school/college.

“There is no official order. So we wanted to find out views of parents, children on this. We are requesting the DCM to bring the student and parent lobby and discuss SOPs before its release,” said Dhruv Jatti, member of BSC.



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  • om

    very wrong and stupid decision taken by karnatka govt. student life is more important than one of reopen of school and colleges . covid cases are incresing dayy by day and karnatka is in 4th stage in covid cases.if any student get infected then who will treat very foolish decision.
    2 months ago reply
    • Rahul

      you are absolutely right bro
      2 months ago reply
  • A.

    Please consider proofreading your articles before publishing them. Example: "The survey also showed that 57.39 per cent students prefer online classes while 13.18 per cent students prefer the same" - Does this make sense to you? How many prefer offline classes then?
    2 months ago reply
    • Rahul

      bro you mad or what ? the survey showed here is for 15
      2 months ago reply
  • MARLEEN VENKAT

    It's absolutely not safe for the children as well as the elderly people. We should understand the children
    2 months ago reply
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