Ludhiana, February 10
The state government recently issued orders to open schools from Class VI. While the ordinances directed schools to continue using offline and online modes of instruction, some schools have halted online classes altogether. This left many students puzzled.
Gagandeep, a class XII student from a school in Sarabha Nagar, said: “In my school, students in the humanities stream were given the choice of taking offline and online classes, while those in other streams have been asked to physically attend classes as they have completely discontinued classes in online mode,” Gagandeep said. He said there was confusion among students on this issue.
However, school authorities maintain that it was not possible for teachers to take offline and online lessons at the same time and that is the reason why online lessons were halted after schools reopened more early this week.
“We don’t force students to physically attend classes and they share work in WhatsApp groups. At the same time, we cannot require teachers to take both offline and online courses. When schools are open, teachers will only take offline lessons,” said Harmit Kaur Waraich, Principal of Nankana Sahib Public School.