The officials of the education ministry are working towards easing access to education in the COVID-19 situation. A door-to-door survey is recommended to be done by the Centre. The survey will be focused on identifying the children who are out of school especially the migrants, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, the states are asked to devise action plans of efforts to overcome the impact of the pandemic.
The coronavirus led to the shutdown of schools all over the country. Thus, the detention measures are to be relaxed to prevent drop-outs this year. The education ministry came up with this idea to address the issue of learning loss in the students.
Basically, the movie is focused on the identification, admission, and continued education of the migrant children with special emphasis on the ones who have been drastically affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
A senior official said that each and every state and union territory need to devise strategies to prevent students from dropping out. Other problems like loss of learning, low enrollments, and difficulty in providing universal access to education.
The states and union territories are told to identify the out-of-school Children (OoSC) for the age group of 6 to 8 years. The official added that after the door-to-door survey proper action plans will be designed to handle the situation.
Moreover, the education ministry has issued detailed guidelines for the states and union territories. It mentions the steps to be taken during the closure and also reopening of schools.
The ministry made recommendations for the support of the students in the pandemic. It includes timely and easy access to the mid-day meals, textbooks, and uniforms, making the access of online and digital resources to the children, classes made in small groups and the option of the classroom on wheels can be explored. Adding to it TV and radio could be used for educational purposes.