Hyderabad: After books, uniforms, and stationery, few faculties within the metropolis have now began promoting digital devices and making it necessary to purchase them from faculties to entry on-line lessons.
Whereas one such college is forcing dad and mom to purchase a pill and pay six months charge in a single go, others are asking dad and mom to purchase laptops and telephones to attend lessons, failing which faculties are threatening to award low grades/marks to college students.
“A few days again, we acquired a message from the college saying that they might begin e-learning by means of a pill. Once I enquired additional, the faculties requested me to pay Rs 25,000 in direction of charge, out of which Rs 7,500 is for the pill. They mentioned that until I pay the complete quantity, the pill won’t be given to my son,” mentioned a dad or mum, whose son is finding out in Class eight in a personal college, which has branches in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The dad or mum mentioned that the pill comes with pre-loaded content material and software program, mentioned to be necessary to attend lessons and seem for exams.
The difficulty isn’t just with personal faculties, however Kendriya Vidyalayas too as they too are advising dad and mom to purchase laptops in the event that they don’t need their children to attend lessons on cell phones. “After we raised a grievance about younger kids not having the ability to deal with telephones to attend lessons, the headmaster merely suggested us to purchase laptops. I’ve three kids, how is it potential for me to purchase three laptops within the present state of affairs,” questioned a dad or mum, whose kids are finding out Class 2 and Class three at a KV within the metropolis.
Members of Telangana Acknowledged Colleges Managements Affiliation (TRSMA), in the meantime, mentioned that if dad and mom are unable to purchase digital devices, they’re serving to them get loans. “We’re connecting dad and mom with financiers in order that they will purchase digital devices for his or her kids to attend digital lessons,” mentioned S Srinivas Reddy of TRSMA. Training division officers, in the meantime, mentioned that they’re but to obtain any grievance from dad and mom about faculties forcing them to purchase devices.