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Won’t send kids to school till COVID-19 cases become zero: Bengaluru parents

As the government is mulling over reopening schools in July, a group has started an online petition against the move.

Published: 01st June 2020 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2020 12:14 PM   |  A+A-

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BENGALURU: As the government is mulling over reopening schools in July, a group has started an online petition against the move.

Members of the group, called ‘Parents Association’, said they will not send their children to schools until the government declares zero 

Covid-19 cases or till a vaccine is available. Opening of schools in July will be a bad idea, they said dubbing such a move “insane.” 

“It’s like playing with fire when we ought to douse it with full force. The parents should fight against this stupidity with tooth n nail, not a single child to be sent to the schools for their own safety (sic),” their petition on Change.org read.

It suggested that classes be held on a virtual platform.

“If schools claim they are doing a good job via virtual learning, why not continue it for the rest of the academic year?” it said.

As many as 1,06,500 people signed the petition by late Sunday evening. A number of pre-primary schools too have supported the online mode of education, despite NIMHAN’s recommendation against it. 

“These are unprecedented times and they need an entirely new perspective toward how we approach a problem, which in this case is ensuring learning for our young children does not hit a roadblock. Considering that the physical environment today is not conducive and safe for young children, it’s imperative that learning moves from on-ground classrooms to a digital environment where our students are interacting with their teachers and classmates, from the safety of their own homes,” said EuroKids’ co-founder and chief executive officer Prajodh Rajan.


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  • Sunita

    How are students of 10th nd 12th not considered students? Why do we make all sacrifices
    1 month ago reply
  • Mathew

    Really an irresponsible decision they are playing with the future of the country by letting kids exposed to this killer virus. The government lost control over the pandemic situation and economy in just a few months. Politicians apart
    3 months ago reply
  • Sheeba kenneth

    Health is Wealth..Life has more value than anything else on this earth..So let's value our Children's Life and Health as good parents to give them the best in future..So Let's Protect all our children now from Pandemic..And as a Parent we Support all other Parents who will to keep children away from Reopening of schools. Thank you
    3 months ago reply
  • Prasant

    Schools should not be opened until there a manageable situation...we all are scared to go office where as small kids don’t know anything and it is not a good idea .. let the online classes go on till we reach a better position.
    3 months ago reply
  • Pratibha

    Opening school in July is worse idea of government. We won't send our kids till vaccine comes
    3 months ago reply
  • Divyav V

    Yes
    3 months ago reply
  • Mridula

    We won’t send kids to school unless the cases will become zero. A kids health comes prior to education .
    3 months ago reply
  • Sunil Kumar

    Reports say covid 19 hits peak in July
    3 months ago reply
  • Shwetha singh

    Can't such huge risk
    3 months ago reply
  • Deepak

    We won't send kids to school until coronavirus ends
    3 months ago reply
  • Sirisha

    Hi
    3 months ago reply
  • Meghana

    Not a correct decision to start school till covid 19 comes to zero Social distancing is impossible for kids. Online classes are going on we are happy with it. No to school .
    3 months ago reply
  • Mohammed Sabir Ghowri

    My suggestion to Education minister cancel all Education policy for this academic year 2020-2021 Re open all school and internationals in 2021june.
    3 months ago reply
  • GBhatt

    please do not send kids to school .It is risky and not at all safe
    3 months ago reply
  • Komala

    Schools should not be opened till the covid cases comes to zero.. Please..
    3 months ago reply
  • Manita Agrawal

    If online classes are successful then why should we send our kids to school until the situation is not under control and who can take the responsibility for the safety of our kids...
    3 months ago reply
  • sunil

    Children who dnt have online facility
    3 months ago reply
  • Monali

    I wont send my child to school as its not safe for my kid .Till covid cases are 0 i wont send my child
    3 months ago reply
  • John

    Only open schools from class 9 on wards..
    3 months ago reply
  • nureinfathima

    Till the cases won't Comes to zero We won't send Our kids But schools r forcing to pay fees admission Do something.
    3 months ago reply
  • Shivam

    It's the worst decion of govt to reopen school
    3 months ago reply
  • Revathi

    I am running a play school in kengeri still I support this move not to open the school and put our future generation in trouble
    3 months ago reply
  • Shamama sheikh

    Schools should not open until there are zero covid cases in Mumbai or the vaccine is been introduced
    3 months ago reply
  • Lakshmi

    We won't send kids to school until coronavirus ends
    3 months ago reply
  • shubu

    Please don't open school we will not send our children's in this time until covid19 zero. (DO ONLINE EDUCATION. IT IS SAFE)
    3 months ago reply
  • patnam narasimhulu

    Cases should not become zero never.we should take precautions and move. That's it.We should pray God The invention of vaccine fastly. Thats it.
    3 months ago reply
    • John

      Herd immunity is the way to go. Thats it.
      3 months ago reply
  • Sudipta

    We are not sending our kid to School . It is bad idea to reopen schools in July 2020
    3 months ago reply
  • Aida

    We are not ready to send kids to school until covid19 zero.please don't reopen schools for few more months.children are not experimental tools
    3 months ago reply
  • Arputha mary

    It's not safe to send kids to school until this Corona comes down......
    3 months ago reply
  • S M Ziauddin

    V r not sending our kids to school
    3 months ago reply
  • A.R venkatesha Murthy

    Children are very much precision and we cannot take risk for corona viruses and we cannot control the children also what you given guidelines they cannot follow better to teach in house itself and conduct the exam in the month if March to April 2021.
    3 months ago reply
  • Pardeep kalra

    France and Korea opened primary schools and then closed due to soeading of virus in schools. Primary schools should not be allowed to open till situation becomes normal.
    3 months ago reply
  • Vidhi

    It's not safe for kids... please don't open th schools...
    3 months ago reply
  • Vijaya

    We wont send our children to school until carona cases becomes zero
    3 months ago reply
  • Abby

    We will not allow our children to go to school for increasing government revenue....don't play with children's life
    3 months ago reply
  • Puja

    Covid -19 is more dangerous for Kids and elders. Being parent
    3 months ago reply
  • Nirmal

    It would be better to wait for few more days to open.
    3 months ago reply
  • Madhu

    Online Learning is very much possible for whatever period until a reliable vaccine is available and also administered to the entire population and it is clearly found safe that corona virus is no more a problem.
    3 months ago reply
  • John Christopher

    It is not safe
    3 months ago reply
  • Rao

    Covid-19 case count is not becoming 0 in the next 2 years. We have to get adjusted to living life as normal with it being around. Most of the people will be down with Covid during the next few months and years. Each of us will recover with medication and self quarantine. We should not let regular life be disrupted and keep staying at home for next couple of years
    3 months ago reply
    • RSY

      Finally some sensible comments!! We have to get used to the new normal. Stopping or shutting schools down is a entitled and privileged solution. Think of all those kids who cannot study at home. If need be
      3 months ago reply
    • John

      completely agree. u can't wait out this covid. survival of the fittest. India should embrace for herd immunity. Except a few rich folks living well most of the population in India is suffering. so no need to frame rules that will only help a small section of society to survive. maybe they can think of not allowing 8th std and below to go to school.
      3 months ago reply
    • MJ

      But a vaccine may be available much before that. We can wait for that. Children cannot be taught social distancing.
      3 months ago reply
    • Mark

      Regular life will not be disrupted but it will have just a slight change. Home to Hospital. Hospital to grave If Corona or Covid 19 is your best friend or close relatives be with it(+) and lead a normal life. All the Best
      3 months ago reply
      • Usha

        Its dangerous virus
        3 months ago reply
    • concerned parent

      Mr Rao
      3 months ago reply
    • Nithya

      Mr.Rao are you really going to send ur kids to school if they are school going
      3 months ago reply
  • Shahul

    Please don't open school we will not send our children's in this time until covid19 zero
    3 months ago reply
    • Durga

      Very true
      3 months ago reply
  • Rashmi

    Its not safe to send kids to school untill this covid 19 comes down.
    3 months ago reply
    • Surya Aravind

      Yes very true we cannot send our kids to school as it's not safe
      3 months ago reply
    • Shakeel

      Not to send kids to school unless this covid 19 is under control
      3 months ago reply
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