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The adverse impact of Covid-19 on school education is immense, a well-planned and holistic effort is required on the part of the government to prevent large scale dropouts. Comment.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources;

3. The adverse impact of Covid-19 on school education is immense, a well-planned and holistic effort is required on the part of the government to prevent large scale dropouts. Comment. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The Union Education Ministry’s directive to the States to launch a mission to avoid large-scale dropouts in schools in the coming year, partly by relaxing the detention policy,

Key Demand of the question:

to bring out the impact of Covid-19 on school education in India and to find a way forward to prevent large scale drop outs.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by giving the context regarding the impact of covid-19 on education sector.

Body:

Elaborate on the disruptions caused and present some statistics and figures that captures the gravity of the situation.

Write about the potential consequences of the above.

In detail, explain the steps that are needed to prevent it. Relaxing the detention policy is a welcome step but much more is needed. Prioritizing students who are unable to return, negating the negative economic consequences on the families, achieving convergence in various government schemes and special emphasis on the girl child education etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.