Several mother and father of scholars from throughout the state met with Maharashtra schooling minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday night, requesting her to carry off reopening colleges until a vaccine is discovered for the Sars-Cov-2 virus which causes Covid-19. India Wide Parents Association, comprising a number of members from Maharashtra, submitted its listing of calls for to Gaikwad on Friday.
“Our key demand is that the education department should not rush to reopen schools as it will be risky for children. Online learning can continue until a vaccine is found. Parents won’t be in a position to send their children to school in the current scenario,” mentioned Anubha Sahai, president, India Wide Parents Association.
The group additionally submitted a set of complaints from mother and father, about colleges pressuring them for full cost of charges.
“Several schools are asking parents to pay the same amount that they were charging earlier, despite the expenditure having reduced with schools remaining shut,” the letter states.
While Gaikwad didn’t reply to calls and messages, an official from the schooling division mentioned the complaints might be appeared into.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) additionally complained to the division on Friday, stating that some metropolis colleges have been threatening to take away kids from on-line lessons if mother and father don’t pay the charges in full. “They cannot deny the basic right of students as mandated by the Right to Education (RTE) Act,” mentioned Chetan Pednekar, vice-president, MNVS.