Class V students lack understanding of visual disability

According to the latest survey undertaken by National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), only 36 per cent students at class V level in India could comprehend a basic question about disability – “How can the visually disabled become scholars?” The professors who were involved in the survey were appalled by the kind of understanding that children had about disability and health issues.
There were a number of questions based on this passage and one of them was “the visually disabled can become scholars by”. The choices to the question were — taking nutritious diet, getting back their eyesight, eye transplant and studying hard. Only 36 per cent students could interpret and give the correct answer. The students didn’t perform well in other related questions as well.

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