KNB News Desk
Srinagar 6 April (KNB): After keeping the schools open for the teaching and non-teaching staff in J&K by the government, teachers have dismayed over it and said that they too are vulnerable to the covid infection.
The government ordered on Sunday to shut classes for the students up to 9th standard till April 18 and 10th to 12th till April 11 in J&K but directing teachers and other staff to attend schools, which sprung up disappointment among the teachers, saying that schools should have been kept closed for them as well in view of raging cases of Covid19 in UT.
Based on anonymity, one of the teachers said that she travels to school on public transport during which the possibility of contracting the virus is high and can spread among the other staff members.
“It would have been better to keep schools shut for teachers also given that we are now accustomed to conduct the classes online from our homes. We usually do not have the infrastructure in our schools compatible for conducting online classes, and from our homes, we would have done it easily, which would have helped students to continue their studies,” the teacher said.
However, other teachers also said that they already have internet connections at home to teach students in circumstances like this one and would have helped them secure from the risk of virus.
While contacting the Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Administrative Secretary, Education Department, he did not respond to the calls, despite repeated attempts to get an official quote from him regarding the matter. (KNB)