Published: May 14, 2020 1:01:59 pm
Modified seating arrangements, change in timings and further division of the class straight into different sections may be among important features introduced in schools if they re-open, in view of the coronavirus pandemic, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed during a live conversation with teachers today.
The NCERT is exploring a new program for opening schools, while the UGC is working out modalities for increased educational institutes, including colleges and universities for that upcoming session, he mentioned.
While the UGC has stated that classes for enrolled learners will begin in August for enrollment students and from September for that upcoming session, there is no clarity upon when schools will reopen. “The health of our students is our key concern. The schools will be open only once the situation caused due to coronavirus is normalised,” the HRD Minister commented.
He also asked teachers plus students to download the Aarogya Setu app to fight against coronavirus and stay updated on newest information related to coronavirus.
Schools and colleges have been shut given that mid-March due to the coronavirus induced lockdown. Teachers have been asked to teacher from home using online modes. This individual urged teachers to continue online training through various modes including SWAYAM, SWAYAM Prabha, Diksha, etc.
He also urged teachers in order to contribute to interactive and innovative means of digital learning for Diksha website. He informed that so far more than 9000 contributions have been received by HRD Ministry. He remarked, “We should treat this situation as an opportunity and strengthen the digital infrastructure.”
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