The Indian Education Authority has developed some excellent on-line resources to help children study at home, but this is only possible if they have at least a smart phone that will access the internet. Such phones in India cost about £50, which is more than the monthly salary of most children's families. In most cases they will be using the family phone, which must be shared by parents, grandparents, cousins, uncles……….
Even if they are among the lucky few whose family have such a phone, or even (very rarely) a laptop, the wifi network in rural India is not reliable and frequently drops out, or loses bandwidth, especially at popular times. On top of this, devices quickly run out of power and need to be recharged, and electricity is not always available.
So on-line lessons are only being offered to those senior students who are studying for exams and, as only perhaps a third of these students have access to a smart phone, the on-line lessons are given at weekends, as a supplementary revision class for the work that they have covered during the week.