Bengaluru: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state government had started online classes for the students.

However, it came to light that the online classes are creating eye ailments for the children. The state government then contacted eye specialists immediately and has issued new guidelines for the online classes.

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Minister Suresh Kumar has written a letter to the commissioner of public instruction department in which he has instructed the commissioner to conduct online classes as per the guidance and report accordingly.

In addition, minister Suresh Kumar has also sent a detailed circular to all the schools in Karnataka. This is done by the state government keeping in mind the wellbeing of the students.

Now the schools have been given strict orders to follow the online education guideline.

Important points mentioned in the guidelines:

1) Online classes should not be conducted the whole day.

2) Classes should be conducted in both online and offline modes.

3) Online education should be considered temporary in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. This is not a permanent solution.

4) Online communication with parents of pre-primary school children, not extending beyond 30 minutes, should be held once a week.

5) For Class 1 to 5 two periods of 30 to 55 minutes should be held on alternate days for a maximum of three days in a week.

6) For Class 6 to 8 two periods of 30 to 45 minutes should be held per day for a maximum of five days in a week.

7) For Class 9 and 10 four periods of 30 to 45 minutes should be held per day for a maximum of five days in a week.