At a time when state governments are relaxing lock down restrictions and schools are reopening after almost 18 months in a phased manner, EdTech major LEAD conducted a small survey among parents to learn their views about sending children back to school without any hassles.
The survey revealed that 59% of respondents felt that their children suffered problems in active learning and studies due to the Covid 19 , and 76% Delhi parents are willing to send their children back to school with no qualms. They strongly believe that a complete school experience is possible only with reopening and that regular classroom teaching can’t be compromised.
The survey was conducted amongst 10,500 metro and non-metro parents whose kids study in classes 1-10.Keeping in mind the health, security and safety of children, LEAD’s resultshighlighted that for 22% of parents, vaccination of school staff is on high priority. Besides, 55% of big cities parents rated social distancing as most critical, followed by healthcare facilities (54%); whereas parents from non-metros said regular sports and practicing social distancing norms strictly were equally important (52%).
Voicing some major challenges faced by children and parents during the covid 19 , recalled how they used to juggle between ‘work from home’ and ‘school from home’ until last year and that it gets so difficult to manage both work and domestic chores.
The survey has also revealed that 47% of metro parents spent between 3-4 hours a day in their children’s school as compared to 44% in non-metros. Further, the survey indicated that majority of parents (63%) feel that attending a regular classroom in a school leads to better social interaction amongst children and enhances better personality.