Jammu Kashmir Education Chamber (JKEC) – an amalgamation of private schools in both Kashmir and Jammu division – has urged the government of J&K to open schools in phased manner.
Releasing a press statement, JKEC said that the opening of schools in offline mode is essential for the overall development of the students which is not possible in online classes.
JKEC further stressed said that medical experts have also opined that the physical presence of students and teachers in class is much more useful than online teaching. “Most of the mental health experts are of the opinion that engagement of students in class rooms can prevent them from becoming prey to various social evils. In the present scenario, when Covid-19 cases have significantly reduced, offline classes must replace the online education which is being followed for the last one and a half years,” said JKEC.
Offline classes in schools across the UT were stopped in the wake of rising Covid cases. However now the cases are on a decline.