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Several private schools in Hyderabad are forcing students to attend the physical classes and disconnected with online teaching to come to school with due fees. The parents are in dilemma to continue the education or not in view of Covid scare to their children.

Many schools flouting the norms and not abiding the Covid SOPs too. In this, parents and school management having difference of opinions. Several complaints are being made on social media by several parents on this issue.

The State government reopened the schools for physical classes on September 1, allowing the parents to opt for either physical or online classes. Despite the State government’s multiple directions to not force students to attend physical classes after the school reopening, several schools in the city are now forcing students to attend physical classes by shutting down online classes. Many parents have raised objections against the move.

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The State government reopened the schools for physical classes on September 1, allowing the parents to opt for either physical or online classes. The Director of School Education also released Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the schools that said, “Students willing to study from home may be allowed to do so. No child shall be compelled by any school management to physically attend offline classes if his or her parents are not inclined to send them.”

Despite these directions, many schools in the city have stopped online classes. Alka’s daughter who studies at Rector Public school, in Hyderabad said, “My daughter is in Class VII, and is forced to go to school, only because the school has shut the online class option. We were reluctant to send her, but now have no option.”

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A parent, whose kids study at Akshara International School, claimed that the school has informed them that from September 17, there will be no further online classes and students will have to come for physical classes. “I have decided to not send my child back to school even if the school stops online classes. For me their safety comes first. I am not alone, many parents do not want to send their children to school,” said another parent. This is the tip of the iceberg.

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The old city based private schools are making mockery of government orders and flouting the Covid norms in their respective schools. Forcible fees collection, making parents to send children to school, forcible closure of online classes and many more to name.

Parents are requesting to stop this menace and make the schools to opt the humble attitude towards their kids while in school in this pandemic time. #KhabarLve #hydnews

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