A plea was filed that sought promotion of students’ up to class 8th till the time the regular and physical classes start again. Regarding this, the High Court of Allahabad now asked the appropriate Government authority to respond to the plea.
The major takeaway from the plea was that prolonged usage of technology is affecting the students’ health, hazardous electromagnetic waves emitted from laptops/phones etc. are adding to it.
It was submitted that the online class system for primary classes is doing more harm than good. This process is not only affecting the health of the children attending online classes restricting them to laptops and phones but also impacting them psychologically, leading to stress, etc.
The plea was filed by Masoom Bachpan Foundation, a trust that works for the welfare and wellbeing of children. It requested the court to pass a direction to the concerned authorities to promote the students of primary classes to the next class without appearing for examinations.
The matter is to be heard on December 4th of this year.
The Division Bench of Hon’ble Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Hon’ble Justice Siddhartha Varma added:
“It is asserted that the students upto 8th standard may be promoted to higher class without holding any examination as for such classes even several educationists have suggested for no examination system”