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How smoothly can schools “unlock”? | The Hindu In Focus podcast


Appeared in “The Hindu" on October 12, 2020

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In this podcast with The Hindu, Dr.Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation discusses the impact of COVID-19 on education and what can schools do to ensure that students catch up with learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, but office and public places have begun to reopen after months of closure under the various “unlock guidelines” released by the Central government. On October 5, the Ministry of Education issued detailed guidelines for the gradual reopening of schools from October 15 but stated that no student would be forced to attend against their parent’s consent. We take a look at how the pandemic has affected education, how feasible it is for schools to comply with all the safety guidelines, what they can do to ensure that students catch up with their education, and what the potential for digital education is in the country.

GuestRukmini Banerji, Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation.