The closure of schools around the world for about six months has not only damaged education, but will also affect their future incomes and livelihoods in the future. Income can be reduced by three to 5.6 percent.
If we talk about the loss of the whole country, the GDP of a developing country like India is 1 extra. Could be reduced by 1.5 percent. If these schools are not opened immediately, the damage will be much greater. Children from backward-disadvantaged families in particular will have a greater impact on their future earnings. Schools in India have also been closed since mid-March. Colleges are being opened in many states from September 21, but there is no possibility of schools opening by September 30. The OECD said schools, families and children who do not have access to online education will have a greater impact on their income or employment in the future.
The effects of covid can be seen for a long time, not a year or two
In India too, the effect of covid will be not one to two years but longer. Shweta Sharma Kukreja, managing director of the Central Square Foundation, said the children had academic difficulties because it would be difficult to reconnect with their teaching if they came to school after a long time. Children have also been affected physically, socially and emotionally. In such a situation, by changing the curriculum, a long strategy of one or two years can be made to bring the educational activities of the children to a normal level.
This can reduce the loss of income, livelihood or income of children in the future. Governments, schools and parents need to work together to develop far-reaching strategies with improved coordination. If schools are reopened, they should not be doubly pressured to finish their studies. More than 70 per cent of private school incomes in the country are very poor, so new guidelines need to be introduced in the national education policy.
An economics school runs around
The OECD report is going to make us aware. Not only at the level of children, there is also an economy around the whole schooling. Issues such as children’s transportation, sports and other events at school, further boost the economy by spending more than teachers ’salaries. Kamal Gaur, Deputy Director (Education), Save the Children, said the report recommended that there should be a major change in the way learning is read and written.
We have given the same training to the teachers of Jharkhand, how they can make up for the loss of these six months if they come back to school again. Speaking of primary school or anganwari, children get nutritious food including lunch and in its absence, dropouts are also seen. Considering the large-scale migration during the lockdown, the government should provide this facility so that the child can go anywhere year after year and complete incomplete studies.
These issues need attention —
Promote audio-video based training in schools
Teachers receive new training for online learning
Digital boards in the classroom should be opened by logistics
Double loss —-
Children’s reading has been reduced from 7.4 to 3.6 hours per day
Children spend 5.2 hours on TV
14 to 27 percent of income increases from children to tenth-twelfth
07% additional contribution of higher education in western countries