CHENNAI: Fearful that their kids could not be capable to cope up with the brand new classes as soon as they’re promoted to larger courses, a number of mother and father have written to officers on the training division, requesting them to declare the earlier educational yr as “zero yr” so college students can repeat the yr as an alternative.
“My youngster has hardly discovered something final yr and is struggling to recollect the fundamentals. If he’s moved to the subsequent class, he may have a tough time,” stated the guardian of a Class VI scholar at a non-public faculty within the metropolis. College students, particularly sluggish learners, require particular consideration to study primary ideas which aren’t straightforward to know via on-line courses. “In contrast to earlier, there aren’t any particular courses or research teams,” stated one other guardian.
Nonetheless, faculty training division director S Kannappan stated, “We haven’t obtained orders from the federal government on this matter, and are but to debate.”
Within the meantime, colleges have provide you with methods to assist college students study all misplaced ideas, as soon as courses resume. SAN Academy, as an example, is providing a ‘bridge course’ in maths, and science, stated principal Ganga Natarajan. Mita Venkatesh, principal of Sankara Senior Secondary College, stated they plan to dedicate April to finishing allleft-out parts and educate primary ideas of all topics from final yr.
Authorities colleges, nonetheless, appear undecided on learn how to go about re-teaching the fundamentals. A trainer from the Authorities Main and Excessive College in Puzhal stated they’d requested authorities to offer two additional months within the new educational yr to show final yr’s parts. P Ok Ilamaran, president of the Tamil Nadu Instructor’s Affiliation, stated declaring a ‘zero yr’ would hamper the kid’s training and profession prospects. “It will collapse the complete construction,” he stated.