At a time when an outbreak of coronavirus has forced the school students to stay at home and continue their studies online, children of labourers and daily wage workers have no choice but to skip their studies as they can merely afford a smartphone or 24 hours Internet connectivity. Keeping this in mind some Delhi Samaritans, who themselves are students, have started teaching these children.
The decision taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel the Class X board exams and postpone the Class XII exams has evoked mixed response from the parents, teachers and students.
The government of Tamil Nadu informed the Madras High Court on Thursday that no student will be promoted without taking an online exam. The government had earlier taken the position that exams will be cancelled in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and has now taken a diametrically opposite stand before the High Court.