It is almost gross if not unethical.
In what has come as a surprise for many parents in Jammu, some private schools have asked their wards to wear school uniform during online classes.
The directive from the school authorities came after the resumption of online classes in the wake of the government’s decision to suspend classes till April 18 amid a spike in Covid-19 positive cases.
Social media was splashed with similar reactions from parents in Jammu. However, J&K Private Schools Association president Kamal Gupta said few schools had taken the decision individually.
“This is not a decision taken by our association. It has been taken by schools individually. They have done this so that the students have a feeling of school during online classes. There is no question of minting money from the parents as the students already have school uniforms,” Gupta said.
Meanwhile, Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) president GN Var said schools in Kashmir valley had issued no such notice to the students.
He said they will pass a word to their counterparts in Jammu region so that the order by the concerned school administrations was withdrawn.