Maharashtra Education Department to Use Mobile Apps to Track School Dropouts Due to Covid-19
Recently a group of economists conducted a study in 15 states including Maharashtra and released a report which said that pandemic-induced school closures have resulteda mere 8 per cent of students are studying regularly online and 37 per cent are not studying at all, the study found. Plus, the financial stress caused by the pandemic has resulted in an exodus from private schools.
State education commissioner Vishal Solanki confirmed that Tata Trust and UNICEF have come forward with mobile apps. “A pilot has been conducted with one of the apps in a few education blocks by block education officers and teachers, and the early feedback was encouraging. The pilot is being done to iron out any minor issues before rolling it out across the state,” he said.
Reported By- Dr Chittaranjan Sahoo.