Karnataka government recently received suggestions from the
cabinet ministers to put on hold online classes till seventh standard. On
Wednesday, the state government decided to stop online classes for children
from Kindergarten (KG) to Class 5. The classes were stopped as several
complaints were received.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said
“yesterday the decision to put on hold online classes was made after receiving
several complaints from parents, and holding discussions with experts in this
He said that everyone is in favor that online classes cannot
replace physical classes.
"Two decisions have been taken-online classes for LKG,
UKG and primary classes should be stopped immediately. Also, collecting fees in
the name of online classes should be stopped immediately," the minister
told reporters on Wednesday.
In the meeting, discussions were also held regarding how to
engage children during this period. He said that a committee has been
constituted under the leadership of Prof M K Sridhar which will prepare
guidelines on engaging the students and increasing their productivity.
Parents have been
pressuring the government to act as private schools were conducting online
classes for the kindergarten kids.