Shimla, Nov 24
The parents of students from Loreto convent Tara Hall and Dayanand Public School Shimla met the Additional Director Higher Education under the banner of ‘Chatr Abhibhavak Manch’ regarding conduct of annual examinations and classes online. They demanded the implementation of the notification of the Director of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh dated November 13, 2021 for online classes and annual examinations in the school.
The conversation of the parents with the Additional Director lasted for two hours wherein the Director assured to issue order to the said schools for implemention of the notification by the state government.
Student Guardian Forum Convenor Vijendra Mehra urged the education officers to conduct online classes and annual examinations up to class IX in Tara Hall and Dayanand Public School. He has demanded from Tara Hall and Dayanand Public School management to strictly implement the notification regarding online classes and examinations of the state government. He has said that if this order is not implemented, then the movement of parents will intensify in Tara Hall and Dayanand School. He said that it is clearly written in this order that students should be provided mixed facilities of online classes and examinations, but Tara Hall and Dayanand School are not arranging online classes for the students. Due to this, students are being deprived of their daily education and are getting mentally harassed.
He has strongly opposed the decision to open the school for only ten to fifteen days and has demanded to conduct online classes and examinations as per the government order. He has termed the decision to open the school for only ten to fifteen days as immature and insensitive. He said that when children have studied through online classes for the whole year, then what is the problem in conducting annual examinations and classes online. Barely Alafter these ten days, the school will be closed for three months, then what is the point of opening the school only for annual examinations and ten days of classes. He said that the annual examinations of the winter session are on the verge of starting, so the decision to open the school only for the annual examinations and classes is impractical and immature and not logical.
He has said that the Corona infection is increasing very fast in Shimla city. Dozens of students in schools have been infected with corona. Due to the same, parents and students are very nervous about classes and examinations in schools. He said that when the students and parents are not ready for the classes and examinations in the school, then why is the Tara Hall school management forcing them in terms of classes and examinations.
Pertinent to mention that parents of students from Tarahall were forced to meet Director, Higher education when their demand remained unheard by the school management, informed a parents after meeting the education authority