Published: 30th June 2022
Bengaluru: With COVID cases on the rise, attendance sees a dip in schools
COVID cases are on the rise and slowly, COVID clusters are also developing in the schools of Bengaluru, Karnataka
With COVID cases slowly on the rise yet again, schools are seeing a dip in attendance with the onset of the monsoon.
COVID clusters reported in schools seem to have played a part in this dip, with Bengaluru schools being especially cautious about students attending classes.
“As schools, we are trying to be more cautious, so we send back students that have even a semblance of illness, like runny nose or cold. Parents try to send sick students to school with medication, but we want to stay on the cautious side, so students tend to miss around two to three days of school,” Karnataka Associate Management of Schools, General Secretary Shashi Kumar told TNIE.
Shashi Kumar said that a majority of schools in the city had taken this precaution, which could be attributed to the dip in attendance.
Meanwhile, school chains, like Orchid International School, are reporting a dip in attendance of at least 15% on a regular basis. “The teachers are monitoring every student on the campus. If the students fall sick on campus, immediately parents are informed and they are sent home. Day by day, students with runny nose and breathing issues are increasing and immediate measures are being taken in the school,” Nagaveni Reddy, principal of the school, told TNIE.