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The Indian School will deliver text books to students at home

TDT | Manama

The Indian School Bahrain (ISB) Hon. Chairman Prince S Natarajan announced yesterday that steps are being taken to distribute textbooks for the new academic year to all students at their homes, in the wake of the coronavirus threat in the Kingdom.

The school is also in the process of implementing online classes for the academic year 2020-21, in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the government. Meanwhile, the school has been receiving a number of new applications for fee concessions from parents.

ISB has already offered fee concessions to around 1,000 students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many parents having lost their jobs and are in financial troubles. The school, therefore, needs financial support from the entire community in order to process these new applications for assistance.

ISB, which has the lowest fee structure in the Gulf, is appealing for the support of the Indian community, associations, and well-wishers to mobilise the financial resources needed to help financially struggling parents in this situation, said Natarajan.

The school’s governing body has decided not to charge transport fees from April until the school reopens. For those who have already paid the fee for this month, it will be adjusted against the monthly school fees.

Students and their families who are in financial difficulties are already being assisted by school teachers and well-wishers under the leadership of the Executive Committee, headed by the chairman. The school’s charity work is done confidentially, in respect of the privacy of the families.

The school will do whatever possible within their limits to assist those who are in need of financial assistance, said Natarajan and Hon. Secretary Saji Antony. Classes for the new academic year are beginning on April 12.

Principal VR Palaniswamy said teachers in Class X and XII have already uploaded pre-recorded video lectures and related notes to the school’s parent portal.

The school is now moving forward strictly following the guidelines of the Ministry of Education. Parents will be informed of the details of starting online classes for the new academic year in due course, said Principal Palaniswamy and Riffa campus Principal Pamela Xavier.