Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Education Minister), responding to Jyotiraditya Scindia’s concern in the Rajya Sabha said that the NCERT has administered an online survey to comprehend the scenario of online classes for students amid the coronavirus situation. Apprising the hour of the situation, Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the NCERT has readied students learning enhancement guidelines and an alternative academic calendar with an emphasis on learning outcomes in ordinance to fill the loss or gaps of education among students.
Underlining the prototypes suggested by the survey, Ramesh Pokhriyal asserted:
- Learning enhancement during coronavirus for students with insufficient access to digital models and devices.
- Learning enhancement during coronavirus for students without digital access.
- Learning enhancement during coronavirus for students having digital access.
Education Minister further notified that the academic guidelines have been concerned with all the Union Territories, CBSE, States, KVS, NVS, and Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA). Nishank on Tuesday released the alternative academic calendar for the commencement of secondary classes in the coming eight weeks as schools carry on with the online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. The activities illustrated in the academic calendar for secondary classes are related to four languages as crucial areas – Hindi, Urdu, English, and Sanskrit. The academic calendar further provides room for the policies of reducing tension and anxiety among teachers, students, and parents.
NCERT releases new guidelines
The Union Education Minister on 19th August released Learning enhancement guidelines for the continuation of online education of students amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new set of guidelines have been issued by the NCERT for students with or without the digital aids to proceed with learning while the schools remain closed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Furthermore, Ramesh Pokhriyal notified that the documents such as Pragyata guidelines, Alternative Academic Calendar, Nishtha-online, Digital Education India Report, etc are some of the initiatives that have been taken to retain the Constitution of students school education.