Online classes are back in Karnataka with new set of temporary rules

The government clarified that these sessions can be held only three days a week and the teacher and students will be present online at the same time, also known as  synchronous teaching.

Published: 29th June 2020 02:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2020 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

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File photo of a teacher taking online class for school students (Photo | PTI)

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BENGALURU:  The state government has come out with a new set of temporary guidelines on imparting online education to students. These guidelines are applicable to every school — those following SSLC syllabus, CBSE and ICSE. For students of Classes 1 to 5, teachers can hold two sessions of 30-45 minutes per day on alternative days only. 

The government clarified that these sessions can be held only three days a week and the teacher and students will be present online at the same time, also known as synchronous teaching. For Classes 6 to 8, synchronous teaching can be held for two sessions a day, each session not exceeding 45 minutes, for five days a week.

Teachers can conduct four synchronous sessions a day for five days a week, each session ranging 30-45 minutes, for Class 9 and 10. As per these guidelines, kindergarten school teachers can hold only one online session per week, not exceeding 30 minutes, with parents to guide them. 

The government said these guidelines will be applicable only until the expert committee appointed by it comes up with a comprehensive online teaching policy.  The decision comes days after the Karnataka High Court asked the state to come up with an interim solution till the expert committee submits its report. The state was told to consider limited number of e-classes, after a petition by parents and educational institutions, who questioned the ban on online classes. Schools had said they were affected by the ban as they had invested in  online classes.


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  • yograj singh negi

    “Online ADDICTION” because of regular usage of the Internet by our children
    1 year ago reply
  • parul

    This is just option given to school to grab the money parent and school have started saying that they got news from internal sources government and pressurizing parent to pay the fee within 30 june els late fee will be charged. they are asking to pay 70k fee 1 lack+ only for KG to 5th class. books and school uniform also the asked soon they will inform how much to pay. this is all gang of government and school to loot the people.
    1 year ago reply
    • Akhila

      Well if parents don't pay the school then the school will also be unable to pay the teachers, who also has a family to feed... every coin has two sides! And if you have a good rapport with the school heads or management I am sure they will be able to help parents in distress to tweak the fee for a while ( do consider this option :-) ) Also, if you have enrolled your ward for an IB or IGCSE education that's exactly the quality of teaching you pay for. Thank you!
      1 year ago reply
    • Abu Baqar

      Why dont you start a School with a minimum fees and maximum facilities.
      1 year ago reply
    • Sushma

      So true...i agree with parul
      1 year ago reply
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