Misfortunes of online studies: to finance the online studies of children, many families of MPs go into debt

Bhopal, October 2: Kumer Singh, a resident of Amarpura village in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh got into debt as he had to buy a mobile phone by taking a loan for his daughter’s online education during the Corona outbreak .

The closure of educational institutions due to the epidemic and then online education has created trouble for many poor families in Madhya Pradesh as these poor families have had to buy Android mobiles for their children’s education , for which they took out a loan. And now they have to pay a huge price in the form of interest.

Kumer Singh isn’t the only person who bought an Android phone by taking out a loan for his daughter’s education. The number of such people is much more.

Kumer Singh says his daughter Muskan studies in class VIII. “Due to the Corona epidemic, schools were closed first, then the focus shifted to online studies. Online studies were only possible when you had an Android phone. I had a phone with a keyboard, but for my daughter’s education we decided to buy an Android phone,” he says.

The mobile phone cost Rs 7,000 but he did not have that much lump sum so he took out a loan from someone in the village and in return paid the amount plus interest in installments. Several thousand rupees had to be paid as interest.

Kumer Singh says he first bought the phone with difficulty and after that the big problem was to charge the phone. Many times it was only possible to recharge one to two weeks after the recharge date.

Similar is the story of Lilabai Ivne from Kakaria village, her husband Bhagwant works as a labourer. She wants to educate her daughters, that’s why she bought an android mobile for her class VI daughter’s online education, for this she had to take a loan because she didn’t have enough money to buy one suddenly mobile.

She therefore had to become a debtor for her daughter’s online education. Several times, she also had to face charging problems, but she did not give up so that her daughter’s education did not stop.

Abid Khan, a resident of Singar Chori village in the same area, also had to fund a mobile phone for his children’s education.

A teacher in the capital Bhopal, speaking on condition of anonymity, said online education was a big problem for poor families because, first, they didn’t have cellphones and families that did had more. of a child who was studying. Not only that, many families also faced the cell phone charging problem, in such a situation, teachers used to charge children’s cell phones.

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