Physical school attendance is irreplaceable regardless of technology tools for online education
Last week, many states across India permitted schools to open, after keeping children imprisoned at home for nearly two years. Even now, some states are allowing only students of classes 8 to 12 to physically attend school. While almost all schools were shut from March to December 2020, in some states like Odisha, Telangana and West Bengal, elementary schools did not open at all even in 2021. Among major states, even secondary schools still stay shut in Kerala and West Bengal.