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COVID-19: Private, govt schools in UP still dependent on online classes, says report

Updated : December 24, 2020 07:40 PM IST

Year 2020 has been an exception as once-in-a-century pandemic shut down the entire world.

While the losses in a shop or a factory can be quantified, it's harder to quantify the impact of shutting down schools.

However, many private schools went online and managed to cope with the new normal. But millions of poor children who study in government schools and are from rural areas were simply left to fend for themselves.

As COVID restrictions were eased and SOPs laid out, Uttar Pradesh was one of the first states to start regular, physical school for classes 9 to 12.

However, the fear of the virus has kept many still out and dependent on online classes. Kamlesh Shrivastava and Archana Shukla report on how private and government schools in UP are managing learning during the pandemic.

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