The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says that academic assessments will be held in a place of regular exams. Below are some of the recommendations which are based on the protection of child rights advisory.
Suggestions made by the NHRC committee are:
- Looking at the pandemic, NHRC suggests educating students up to class 9 in small groups across different mass media.
- In order to regain missing teaching time and syllabus, the advisory further proposes redesigning the current curriculum. NHRC makes sure that online courses for children with special needs are also available.
- Children staying in social welfare hostels, tribal welfare hostels, etc., have also been proposed to be included.
- The NHRC called for statistics on students who dropped out of schools in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic to be updated.
- According to the NHRC guidelines released, school administration is recommended to be in contact with students with a history of domestic violence to minimize the risk of child abuse.
Post-COVID-19 school reopening guidelines:
- The centres that are in use for COVID-19 isolations needs to be made safe before the school reopen.
- NHRC also suggests restarting mid-day meals for children who are suffering from malnutrition.
- It has also released recommendations to discourage fees from being raised by private schools.