NMCs Education officer by an order on Monday has allowed schools, colleges in private and government sector to conduct online classes from their premises with 25 percent staff. Here again, the coaching classes are excluded from this list. Expressing surprise over this Prof. Rajanikant Bondre, President of Association of Coaching Institutes said, NMCs step is a motherly treatment to us every time is beyond our imagination and regretted it. “Every time in the unlock orders we are excluded. This is a very important period from the student’s perspective when students need maximum support of coaching teachers given the fact that exam dates are fast approaching. One must not forget that the students have to compete on the national level when the classes all over the country is open, city students will be lagging behind if they do not attend offline classes,” Prof Bondre said.
He added that we have already seen the bad effects of the lockdown on the students in the recently held JEE mains first round of exams wherein no students from our city have secured rank in the top 50. From 18th March JEE mains second-round exam is taking place and also the dates for NEET is now announced so keeping students away from coaching faculties at this crucial juncture is nothing but playing with their careers. This is peculiar for Nagpur students as no such restrictions is there in other cities. Even in the city of Pune the authorities there have allowed coaching classes to operate online classes from their premises, he added.
Bondre appealed to the Mayor and Municipal Commissioner to look into it the matter and allow the coaching classes to operate online classes from their premises with limited staff and expressed hope that the authorities will take due cognisance of their demand and issue necessary orders henceforth.