And it all has to do with preparing students in Classes 10 and 12 for the public exams to be held later this year.
Says Sister Jackuline, headmistress at St Anthony’s Girls Hr. Sec School, “If we do not have classes in school for these students from now on, I fear their performance may be poor or average.”
In this week’s interaction held on campus with parents of students, the teachers and management received mixed reactions on the issue of holding classes on campus.
“Some parents wondered who would be held responsible if a girl contracted the virus,” says the nun who is into her third year at the helm at this school located on Madha Church Road.
The school has some 300-plus students in the Thamixh and English streams in Classes 10 and 12 and has classrooms to hold classes for all with social distancing in place. But the HM and her team are keen that revision classes must be held from now to prepare the students to do well in the public exams.
Sr. Jackuline says that while there was great enthusiasm among students for online classes, that has worn off now. “There are girls who do the housework or work outside and skip online classes. Some lose interest too,” says the headmistress.