Online Education No Substitute For School Education: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia

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New Delhi: Delhi’s Education and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that online education is not a substitute for school education and its purpose is to keep the learning process moving.

Sisodia while interacting with the teachers and parents at a government school said, “Students are facing huge losses due to the ongoing pandemic. The kind of exposure and growth a child gets while coming to school cannot be compensated through an online medium,” reported India Today.

“Our motive is to reduce the quantum of the loss which students are facing. Therefore, online and semi-online education is the need of the hour,” he added.

“If the parents and teachers along with the 16 lakhs students of Delhi will start praying, we are sure soon we will be able to re-open our schools,” Sisodia said, as per a PTI report.

The deputy chief minister had visited a government school in Chirag Enclave to review the online and semi-online education system. During the review session, parents also suggested conducting parents-teachers meetings (PTMs) through video conferencing.

Earlier on July 26, Sisodia had said that no vaccine could mend the loss to education due to the coronavirus. He had then held an interactive session to review semi online education with parents and teachers of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya (SKV) Prashant Vihar and GBSSS/GGSSS Pitampura.

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