27% Central school kids have no phone, laptop to access classes: Study

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published Published on Aug 20, 2020   modified Modified on Aug 20, 2020

-The Indian Express

According to the survey, about 28 per cent of a total of 35,000 students, teachers, principals and parents cited intermittent and lack of power as a major hindrance.

ABOUT 27 per cent of students don’t have smartphones and laptops to access online classes amid the Covid school shutdown. But among those who do, most find online learning either “joyful” or “satisfactory”, although mathematics and science are the toughest to learn, a government survey of students has found.

The survey, conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), covers 18,188 students studying in CBSE-affiliated schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs).

According to the findings shared by the Education Ministry Wednesday, as part of its ‘Students Learning Enhancement Guidelines’, about 33 per cent felt online learning was either “difficult” or “burdensome”.

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The Indian Express, 20 August, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/education/27-central-school-kids-have-no-phone-laptop-to-access-classes-study-6561856/

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