A class 8 student in Surat’s Rander area left his home leaving behind a note that said he was tired of online education. As per the complaint, Taral Shah, son of Yogesh Shah, a resident of the Ganga Jamuna apartment in the area left his home on Tuesday.
Yogesh and his wife are in the tobacco business and their 14-year-old son studies in the English medium of JHB Primary school in Adajan Patiya. On January 18, the couple went out of their home for some work and in the meantime, their son walked out of the house leaving behind a note.
When they returned they found the house locked from outside. They used their key to gain access and found a note inside in which Taral had told his parents that he was leaving and that he was sorry for harassing them. He also said that he did not understand any of the online teaching that was going on.
CCTV footage of the society showed Taral taking his cycle and leaving the society. He also carried a water bottle with him. Police are looking for the student.
Online education & school reopening
Eleven months after they were shut given the COVID pandemic, schools and colleges in Gujarat reopened in a limited capacity from mid-January in Gujarat. The state had earlier announced that it will allow physical classes to resume for Class 10 and 12 students as well as final year students of graduate, postgraduate and other courses.
As part of the reopening, several MLAs and ministers will welcome students to the school in their respective districts.
Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had on January 6 announced that the schools will reopen for classes 10 and 12 in the state. The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting.
The state had clarified that despite limited reopening, the schools and colleges will have to follow the Centre’s SOPs for COVID.
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