Source: The Hindustan Times
Parents of students enrolled in UP’s primary and upper primary schools will collect free course books for their wards instead of the kids as a precaution against covid-19. The state government has decided to distribute these much-delayed books to class 1 to class 8 students immediately.
Parents would be called to schools in small groups of two to three and handed over the course books, said officials.
The free books are usually distributed in April but owing to Covid-19 outbreak and the resulting lockdown, this has got delayed. Now bulk of books have arrived and the remaining ones are also about to come. With schools closed, lessons are being imparted through e-pathshala under Mission Prerna of the basic education department. In such a situation, the state government wants books to reach the kids to help them study and has issued orders for completing their distribution within 10 days of the arrival of final batch of books in each district
It will be the responsibility of the BSA and the block education officers concerned to complete the entire task within 10 days strictly following the social distancing guidelines issued by state government.