SWABI: Heads of public and private schools here have said that parents’ cooperation would be crucial in imparting education to their children while studying at home amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Talking to this correspondent, they said the parents could also get help from teachers to monitor educational activities of their children during closure of schools.

According to a recent policy, students of every class would visit their respective school once a week where teachers would check their homework and give them new assignments.

A senior English teacher said parents must contribute through monitoring of the children at home.

Education minister Shahram Tarakai has already said that where e-learning is not possible they have authorised the schools to call in students on grade basis so that students of only one class were called for attendance on a given day in a week for giving them homework, assignments, etc.

They said that in present circumstances the homework strategy was the best one, but if a student had someone around to guide him at home it would be fruitful.

“We have devised a strategy to monitor the work of both teachers and students,” said a school principal.

FIRE INCIDENT: Portion of a restaurant located in Topi tehsil’s main bazaar was damaged when a fire broke out the other day.

Commodities lying in the restaurant were also destroyed in the fire. The fire brigade of Gadoon Amazai Industrial Estate was called and its staff put out the fire.

Management of the affected Dubai Restaurant said gas leakage caused the fire. Its owner Hamza Ali said luckily the fire was controlled before it could spread to nearby buildings.

Meanwhile, the eight people who were killed over a property dispute on Saturday were laid to rest in Chota Lahor and Yar Hussain village on Sunday.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020

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