In Maharashtra, 85% Of Parents Agree To Send Their Children To School

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Pune, 11th July 2021: In a survey conducted by the Maharashtra state education department regarding starting schools, about 85% of parents agreed to send their children to school. The response from parents in rural areas is high.

The state government has approved the reopening of the classes from VIII to XII standard in compliance with the preventive rules in the Coronavirus disease (COVID19) infection-free zone. The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has launched a survey to find out the opinion of parents and teachers to start other classes.

Out of 2.25 lakh parents who responded to the survey, 1.18 lakh parents are from rural areas, 23,948 are from semi-urban areas and 83,064 are from urban areas. Among these, 84.97% of parents are ready to send their children to school, while 16.03% of parents are unwilling to send their children to school.

While there are no facilities for online education in rural areas, the response from the survey also appears to be highest in rural areas.

Parents will be able to register to vote in the survey till 11.55 pm on July 12. Parents are appealed to use the link to register their opinion in this regard, the SCERT said.