'By year end, many kids will be thrown out of education system' -Gaurav Sarkar
A report analysing impact of the lockdown on education in Maharashtra reveals why poor students, who do not have access to smartphones or data, have been worst hit
A report published this week by the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), analysing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the state of education in Maharashtra, indicated that digital classrooms and compulsory examinations for final year college students, were doing more harm than good for the young student community.
Titled, Broken Slates and Blank Screens: Education Under Lockdown, the 48-page report has been authored by educationist, filmmaker and member of PUCL, Simantni Dhuru, with the help of fellow member and Bombay HC advocate Lara Jesani, Sandhya Gokhale, John D'Souza and Mihir Desai. Among the many things it discusses how the lockdown has had severe implications on the rights of children and the youth.
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Mid-Day.com, 13 September, 2020, https://www.mid-day.com/articles/by-year-end-many-kids-will-be-thrown-out-of-education-system/22986221