In a survey, 97 per cent parents in Mumbai say no to physical reopening of schools. They say that the plan to reopen schools must be visited only when there are no coronavirus positive cases. The zero case status should remain unchanged till atleast 21 days before we consider to open school campuses for students.
Over 10k parents share suggestions
The survey was conducted by a community social media platform, LocalCircles. More than 10,500 parents participated in the survey. The respondents were from different parts of Mumbai
- Women: 39 per cent
- Men: 61 percent
Status of Online classes in Mumbai
70 per cent parents stated that the online classes of their children have started successfully. 23 per cent parents faced initial challenges and 7 per cent are still awaiting the e-classes to start.
Only 3 per cent parents say yes to school reopening
According to the survey, only 3 per cent parents stated that schools should start from August 1, 2020 regardless of the situation.
- Schools should start only after COVID-19 vaccine is out: 26 per cent parents
- Schools should start only after Mumbai reports zero cases (in a radius of 20 km around the city): 33 per cent parents
- Schools should reopen only after Maharashtra reports zero cases for 21 days: 15 per cent parents
- Schools should reopen only after active cases in Mumbai are down to zero: 18 per cent parents
- Schools should reopen only after India reports zero cases for 21 days: 3 per cent parents
Revise school fee structure, parents say
Around 88 per cent Mumbai parents want the schools to revise their fee structure. While maximum respondents say that only tuition fee should be charged, some state that tuition and IT fee should be charged.
12 per cent of parents say that school fee structure should remain unchanged. They also agree that school fee should be charged as education, though virtually, is continuing.