Abroad study consultancies struggle through pandemic

Overseas education consultancies in the city see decrease in the number of students enrolling for consulting, suffer financially. Bengaluru: A report  states that there was a 55 percent decrease in the number of people going overseas for education in 2020 as compared to 2019. This has impacted overseas consultancies in the city. Data shows that […]

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Toddler training continues, neighbours turn playschools

As playschools remain shut, neighbours provide pre-school services to children of working parents. Bangalore:  New playschools have opened up in colonies, by their own residents. They provide hyper local services to limited residents to ensure hygiene and safety of the toddlers.  While established playschools struggle to stay afloat in the pandemic, these new ventures are […]

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Covid-19: Teachers turn daily wage labourers

Due to no payments of salaries, rural private school teachers are forced to shift to MGNREGA work. Bangalore: Latha C.S, 32-year-old kindergarten teacher in a private school is now working in the sun, rejuvenating lakes, about two kilometers from her school, in Mandya, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). “I did […]

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Education crisis: Upper primary schools reopen to 40% attendance

Parents are reluctant to send their children to school, citing the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city. Bengaluru: Upper primary schools in Bangalore are witnessing low attendance. Classes from sixth to eighth standards recorded only about 40 to 50 percent attendance. Parents are still unsure about their children’s safety, mainly because the number of […]

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Child nutrition goes dry with dry grains.

Children in Karnataka are vulnerable to growth stunting and malnutrition as the mid-day meal program is affected because of Covid-19 guidelines.    Bengaluru: Malnutrition, anaemia and stunted growth have worsened in children in Karnataka because of the pandemic. According to the fourth round survey by National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 39 per cent of children between the […]

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Some families cannot afford online education

Only 45 percent of primary school students are able to join educational apps for online study. Kurukshetra:  Educational apps launched by the state government are not helping primary education of children from families with low-income.  Data by Statista Digital Market Outlook shows that currently in India, around 51 percent of the total population has access […]

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The new tram library gets mixed reactions

Some passengers have accepted the renovated air- conditioned tram library. But others miss the vintage essence of Kolkata trams. Kolkata: Bibliophiles of Kolkata have mixed reactions to the world’s first tram library, which was introduced on Children’s day. Though some of them welcomed the modern transformation of the tram, others felt the old spirit of […]

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Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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