Covid fallout: Only 8% rural kids in online classes, big shift out of pvt schools

  • Over a quarter of those enrolled in private schools switched to government schools during the 17-month-long school lockdown either due to depressed family earnings or because online education did not work well for their children.
  • Of the 1,400 children surveyed, about one-fifth were studying in private schools when schools started closing in March last year.
  • Twenty per cent of urban students and 14% of rural students in government schools had received neither.


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