Hyderabad: Teams from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation have not been able to cover all the schools in the city for anti-mosquito measures and schools are asking children to apply mosquito repellent creams before coming to school. They are also taking precautionary measures in their own premises.
Many schoolchildren have contracted viral fevers and have been told to stay home by the school management in order to protect the other children.
Students who have suffered from dengue are being asked for medical certificates to make sure they are free of infection or to certify they have really been ill.
The major concern of the teaching community is how to cover the portion for those who have missed out due to ill-health.
“We are just a few days away from the mid-term exams and there is a lot of the portion that has to be covered. This is a crucial time for students as they have to learn in school and at home,” said Santosh Kumar, a teacher.
With exams starting on September 20, those who are ill will have to opt for re-testing.
A principal of a CBSE school said that re-testing is not usually done, “but as the seasonal diseases have taken over, we will be giving some consideration.
Due to the current situation we will consider whatever is possible and in the best interest of the student.”
In a class of 40, at least three or four students are absent....