The IT section has been shared data on 1,034 colonies in the state which have weak or no internet connectivity for online study.
Preeja, a class IV student’s education was also halted as she didn’t have a smartphone at home.
Educational institutions have been forced to resort to virtual learning.
Lakshadweep schools were also part of the EDUSAT network of Kerala from 2005, but over the years, the equipment have become dysfunctional.
The state government plans to declare Thiruvananthapuram as the first city to fully equip school children for online education by July 31.
Take the instance of eight-year-old Prakash, a Class 2 student at a prominent Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school in Mangaluru.
To Santhosh and Saranya, schooling has already become a distant memory; it’s been 16 months since they received any kind of education.
During the pandemic, achieving even a bare minimum transfer of knowledge has become a challenge for poor students, said teachers.
Akhil Prasad, a Class IX student at Bharathannoor Government Higher Secondary School, has been struggling to attend online classes since last year.
Unable to follow online classes due to several reasons, 30% of tribal kids dropped out in past one year, say activists
MP: Over 47,000 private schools suspend online classes, demand waiving off recognition fee in wake of pandemic
There are around 45,000 private schools affiliated to the MPBSE and 2,800 affiliated to the CBSE in the state.
Outgoing Civil Supplies Director Haritha V Kumar said the data on non-electrified households was being revised periodically after the implementation of NFSA.
Even as higher education institutions in the State have started opening up, IIT Bhubaneswar has decided to restrict entry of non-vaccinated personnel to the campus.
As a student from rural background and poor financial status, I feel it is my responsibility to help poor students during pandemic, Dr Jagadeesh Kakarla says.
Practical classes for the students of the Science stream will be taken once the colleges reopen.