Education affected in Covid-19, children forgot to read and write in rural areas

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Education affected in Covid-19, children forgot to read and write in rural areas

Education affected in Covid-19, children forgot to read and write in rural areas

The impact of the Corona epidemic has been such that a large number of children have forgotten to read and write properly due to the closure of schools. This has been revealed in a survey conducted on school children from Class I to Class VIII in 15 states of the country. The survey has been done by economist Jean Drange and his coordination team. The survey was conducted on 2000 children from poor families in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal in the month of August.


Rural children are most affected-

Primary and upper-primary schools in the country are closed for the entire 18 months i.e. more than 520

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days. In such a situation, online education is the only way. But online education has been difficult or nonexistent for children in rural areas.

Due to this, it was found that only 10 percent of children in rural areas were studying online. 36 percent of children are not studying at all and 45 percent of children cannot read much except a few words. And during the lockdown, 74 percent of the children's reading ability decreased.

Similarly, only 25 percent of the children in the city were studying online. 18 percent of children are not studying at all and 40 percent of children cannot read much except a few words. And during the lockdown, 75 percent of the children's reading ability decreased.

Smartphones but this challenge-

According to the survey, children who are also studying online. There are many challenges before them as well. For example, in cities, 77 percent have a smartphone but only 24 percent of the children are doing regular education, similarly, in rural areas, 51 percent have a smartphone but only 8 percent of the children are doing regular education.

The reason for this is that only 30-36 percent of children have their own smartphones. Apart from this, reasons like network problems, lack of data, and lack of understanding of online studies have come to the fore through the survey.

Escape from private school due to poverty-

The survey also found that due to the reduced earnings after the lockdown, many parents took their children out of private schools and started trying to enroll them in government schools. In the survey, 26 percent of children were found whose parents took their children out of private schools and got them admitted to government schools.

At the same time, some such parents also came forward who are not getting the transfer certificate of their children from private schools. The reason for this is that schools are not issuing certificates due to arrears of fees.

Children could not read simple sentences-

Shocking pictures have also come about reading simple sentences like "Since the Ko Samorona epidemic is going on". Only 55 percent of the localities were able to read the sentence correctly, the survey found. That the number of children studying offline is very less. Another thing has come to the fore that till 25 days before the survey conducted in August, 55 percent of children in cities and 60 percent in rural areas have not been able to contact their teachers for three months.

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