JAMMU: J&K Private Schools Association (JKPSA) Jammu has hailed the initiative regarding online ‘Home Classes’ taken by the Director School Education Jammu to compensate students for loss of studies due to closure of schools in view of COVID-19 crisis.
In a press release issued here on Sunday, General Secretary of JKPSA, Ajay Gupta said that online home classes by the Department will engage students, enabling them to work on a single platform, as per academic calendar designed by the education department. To make the application of online ‘Home classes’ by the Department more effective, the association asked the Government to issue necessary directions to the schools’ authorities to declare results of home classes i.e., from 1st to 7th and 9th after consolidating marks of already conducted U1, U2, T1 and U3 exams by school authorities in a phased manner under the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation Scheme (CCES) for the larger interest of students, to dilute examination phobia, so that students can focus on online ‘Home Classes’ to their next higher class as done by the ‘Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’ on March 24, 2020.
Kamal Gupta, President of the Association, also appealed to the government to pass directions to all ‘National Banks’ to grant loan at zero percent interest to all those promoters, who are running small schools with low budget and are solely dependent on the venture, so that they can pay salaries to their teaching and non- teaching staff in the critical juncture. He further appealed to the schools and general public to donate generously directly in PM-CARES fund for combating COVID-19.