2 out of 3 students miss their school due to Covid

PRASHNAM INSIGHT #35

Covid pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of day-to-day life in one form or the other. From attending offices, going for manual work to attending schools, every stakeholder has been impacted. Prashnam decided to find out the extent of the impact of Covid on school going children in six Hindi speaking states namely - Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh covering 218 districts.

We asked whether you have children who are studying in school in any class from the 5th standard to 12th standard?

43% of the respondents agreed that they have school going children. Rajasthan had the highest 49% respondents having school going children while Uttar Pradesh had the lowest 31%.

Then we asked the parents of children studying between the 5th and 12th standard, the impact of lockdown on their children’s education or if they transitioned seamlessly to online school.

52% of the parents agreed that the students have not attended schools and have missed their classes. Only 29% of the respondents confirmed that their children attended online classes.

Respondent profile

1208 adult Indians responded to this survey. They were from 6 states - Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh belonging to 218 districts. 66 per cent were male and 34 per cent female. 49 per cent were youth (<40 years), 35 per cent middle aged and 16 per cent seniors (>60).

Read the full report in The Print here

The raw response data is available here.