Srinagar: Two days after a video of a six-year-old girl went viral on social media demanding curtailment in homework, the Lieutenant Governor has now directed the School Education Department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lessen the load.
“Very adorable complaint. Have directed the school education department to come out with a policy within 48 hours to lighten the burden of homework on school kids. Childhood innocence is a gift of God and their days should be lively, full of joy and bliss,” LG Manoj Sinha tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
It is pertinent to mention here that all educational institutions have shifted to the online mode of education since the beginning of Covid-19’s second wave.
It was in this backdrop that a six-year-old girl from Kashmir made a video on social media complaining about a hectic timetable.
“Why teachers give such heavy classwork to the kids of 6th standard? When I wake up in the morning, from 10 am to 2 pm I need to attend online classes. This schedule is meant for higher class students,” she said.
It went viral on different social media platforms and finally grabbed the attention of the administration.
Educational institutions of Jammu and Kashmir have been closed since the beginning of the second wave of COVID-19 and will remain closed till June 15 2019.
Users hailed the move of administration and termed it as a welcome step.