As almost 188 countries chose to prioritise the health and safety of every child, there are now more than 1.6 billion children around the world who are out of school currently due to Covid pandemic. In Pakistan, that number comes close to 28 million. Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Director of the Aga Khan University Examination Board and Chairman of Inter Board Committee of Chairman, recently stressed that in the current situation, it’s best if the parents stick to teaching the basics – language, numeracy, and scientific skills. They should encourage their children to read, which would be sufficient for the time. And when parents feel the stress or are under peer pressure from other mothers or fathers regarding their child’s progress, they’ll involuntarily but inevitably make their children indifferent to learning.