In a joint digital press conference, Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia has informed that online classes will be conducted for class 12th and 10th students. The classes will first begin for class 12th students, in the first week of April 2020. In due course of time, arrangements will also be made for students of class 10th. The online classes will be live and interactive in nature and will make up for the loss of studies, due to corona virus outbreak.
Minister, Manish Sisodia, also informed the public of the launch on twitter. He also informed that if needed, the classes will also broadcast on TV. The tweet also hinted that online class for 9th might also be held.
The education minister also commented that two subjects will be covered everyday. Furthermore, these online classes will be free of cost and the data packages will be reimbursed to the registered platforms using the platform. In case the internet connectivity is not available to all the students, the government might also launch classes via television and telephone for the students.
Why Online Learning and What are its Benefits?
During these times when the coronavirus cases are at its peak, schools are shut down and syllabus is pending. Private schools have already started online school for the students, to cover up the loss. Looking at the condition, Delhi govt is also exploring its option, so that there is minimum loss of studies and growth rate of youth of India does not go down and internet is one of the most preferred medium of virtual interactive classes.
Top benefits of online learning
- With online education, you can take up any subject in your curriculum and you can easily access them from the comfort of your home.
- You get more choice of course topics.
- Online education allows you to be flexible with your schedule and home environment.
- You become more self-disciplinary and responsible.
Other Announcements by Delhi Education Minister
In addition to announcing start of live classes for class 12th students, the education minister also tweeted many other information for the students.
#1. Students upto class 8th are promoted to next class without appearing for annual exams
Students from nursery to class 8th in the state will be promoted without exams to next class under the no detention policy. Further, the promotion of Class 9 to Class 11 students, the minister said a decision will be taken after the consultation with Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE.
#2. Regular activities for students of Nursery to standard 8th
For students upto class 8th, activities are going to be held via telephone and television or the internet as a medium. Students will be provided activities to be done via phone.
Schools and all educational institutions have been closed throughout the country due to India lockdown announced last week. The lockdown ends on April 15, 2020, and after that CBSE will announced the dates for postponed board exams as well.
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