Teachers of government schools at Katoli, Neelakhed, Patawad and Okali villages are conducting classes at students’ doorstep under the new scheme launched by four government schools in the district Kamalapur. However, only the non-containment zones are currently hosting the open-air schools.
“Some villagers met me and the SDMC (School development Management Committee) chairman Suryakant Jamadar and pleaded to find a way to continue teaching their children as the government as there is no decision yet on reopening the schools. As the students do not have access to online education and the chances of they sitting idle are more otherwise, the villagers stressed for an alternative to keep them occupied,” commented Renuka N, in-charge headmistress of Neelakhed Government Higher Primary School.
Teachers are conducting two-hour classes in two to three areas of the district everyday assembling around 45 students together. Subjects taught are Kannada, Science, English and Mathematics.
Renuka said that “Of the total 90 students, 40-50 students are attending these classes.”
“The voluntary service by the teachers of the four government schools of Kamalapur taluk has inspired many. If the teachers of other villages come forward, it will help the students and the department will also provide all sorts of help,” said Block Education Officer Bannikatti.