The study found that 27 percent of students at Central School does not have the facilities to attend online classes. Online learning is not completely satisfying even for those who are comfortable. A survey conducted by the government itself has shown that mathematics and science are difficult to study. The survey was conducted by NCERT with the participation of 18,188 students from CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Navodaya Vidyalaya.
The survey found that 33 percent of students find online learning difficult. Eighty-four percent of those who attend online classes use a mobile phone. It also found that 17 percent rely on laptops and television classes. According to the survey, 28 percent of the total 35,000 students say that frequent power outages are a major obstacle for teachers, principals, and parents. The survey also looked at the problems children face at home. Learning mathematics involves a lot of ideas, communication, constant support, and observation from the teacher are important, but not all of this is possible with online teaching, says the survey.
Science learning is also becoming more difficult for students. Scientific learning involves ideas and practical experiments that can only be done in the laboratory under the supervision of a teacher – says the survey. The NCRT survey was conducted to find out the problems related to learning loss of students during and after the lockdown. The survey also points out suggestions for supporting students who do not have a digital device and increasing teacher capacity. Since textbooks are the only reliance on children without digital devices, it is suggested that the States and Union Territories ensure that they are delivered home to all students. Students are also advised to bring related learning materials such as workbooks, worksheets, projects, quizzes, and puzzles.
If the school teachers and principals live in the same area where many of the students who do not have learning materials live, the school can form a learning team with the help of community members. This team can include different teachers. The survey also suggests that steps be taken to arrange safe classes in open spaces. If this is not possible, the ministry suggests that teachers should form groups of students living nearby and with the same or different grades and enable them to help and teach each other. Providing a TV set at a village community center is another suggestion for students to watch educational programs.