The Karnataka government has recently received suggestions from cabinet ministers to stop online classes up to class seven. On Wednesday, the state government decided to close online classes for children from Kindergarten (KG) to Class 5. Classes were closed due to several complaints
Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said, “The decision to close online classes was taken yesterday after receiving several complaints from parents and discussions with experts.”
He said that online classes cannot replace physical classes.
“Two decisions have been taken – online classes for LKG, UKG and elementary classes should be stopped immediately. Also, collection of fees in the name of online classes should be stopped immediately,” the minister told reporters on Wednesday.
The meeting also discussed how to involve children in this period. He said that a committee has been formed under the leadership of Professor MK Sridhar which will prepare guidelines on involving students and increasing their productivity.
Parents are pressuring the government to take action as private schools run online classes for kindergarten children.