80% parents in 5 states say digital schooling failed during lockdown: Study

The Oxfam study aimed to assess the impact of the prolonged lockdown on students in multiple areas, including the supply of mid-day meals.

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Aastha Malik | IndiaSpend
More than 80% of parents with children studying in government schools reported that education was “not delivered” during the lockdown, according to a new five-state survey conducted by the non-profit Oxfam India. In Bihar, 100% of the parents interviewed voiced this view.
This failure was mostly because families did not have digital devices and access to digital mediums of education, said the study released on September 4, 2020. The survey was conducted among 1,158 parents and 488 teachers across Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh between May and June 2020.
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First Published: Sep 15 2020 | 11:22 AM IST

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