Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday suggested the school and mass education department to ensure that private schools in the state upload book list based on national council of educational research and training(NCERT) syllabus on their websites for online education during this lockdown.
The OHRC also advised all the private schools in Odisha to inform the syllabus and book list to the parents of students through the mail, whatsapp and SMS.
During the lockdown periods most of the schools and institutions are providing the online classes. its come to know that many of the schools are not following the NCERT syllabus and books so its becomes a problem to parents for collecting books. The teaching books of the schools books are so expensive also.
The OHSC commission said that "Steps are required to be taken to ensure that the study of students is not effected during lockdown. A large number of parents are demanding that privates schools are not following NCERT books for online teaching which are easily accessible compared to privates books,most of which do not have soft copies available online".
As per CBSE circular, the book list needs to be displayed on the website of schools and parents need to be informed about it through mail or SMS which is not followed by schools in the state.The government should issue necessary direction to this effect and ensure this practice by schools in the state, they said.
Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRS):
Odisha Human Rights commission was constituted on 27 January 2000 via home department notification No. 5144 Dt: 27.8.2000. However, it became formally operational on 11 July 2003 with the appointment of Justice D. P. Mohapatra, a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court and former Judge of the Supreme Court of India.
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