Allow us to take online classes from home, urge teachers: The Tribune India
Doraha, January 22
School and college teachers have urged the authorities concerned to allow them to take online lessons from home, which would only be a continuation of what is currently being done.
Staff are forced to visit educational institutions daily as the administration has not taken any decision despite the fact that Covid cases have seen a sharp increase in recent days, they complained. Teachers follow online courses from their workplace and the risks of infection cannot be overlooked.
“This problem can be easily tracked down if the authorities think wisely and allow us to take lessons from home. Students aren’t supposed to come, so why should staff be penalized when they can as well look after students via online mode from home? asked a teacher.
“Immediate action by the administration would prevent the spread of the pandemic to the families of staff, who come into contact with a number of people at their place of work. Teachers can take classes online from home, which would be much safer for staff,” added staff from a local institute.
“Can teaching be productive in any way when staff are forced to operate in the shadow of fear? When there is a substantial alternative to teaching students from home, why does the administration insist on making us sick? Otherwise, the option of educational institutions operating with 50% attendance can also help in these difficult times,” was yet another opinion from a local teacher.
Director of AS College Khanna RS Jhanji said, “With the increase in the number of positive cases, does the administration expect the healthy ones to get infected and infect more relatives and relatives? This vicious chain must be broken at the earliest. We are tired of the lessons of previous experience. We have observed in the past how Covid cases can be reduced with a solution other than lockdown. It would be too late if we started educating the public and then think about imposing the restrictions. We do not understand what the administration expects?
Dr Harpreet Singh, Principal of GHG Khalsa College Gurusar Sudhar, said that while the economy is important, so is life. “Given the failure of all persuasive methods for appropriate COVID-19 behavior, lockdown seems a good option if backed by significantly effective government welfare policies, especially for daily bets or low-income people,” he added.