In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has released an alternative academic calendar for secondary level, Classes 9 and 10.
The new calendar is prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
With lockdown in the country, schools have increasingly opted to teach students through online classes.
One of the suggested assignments for Class 10 economics students is ‘socio-economic impact of the pandemic COVID19′.
The new calendar has guidelines containing flexible week-wise planning for teachers and students. It recommends teachers to inform students of a list of activities as students at this level usually prefer learning by themselves.
Teachers are directed to explain to the students or parents about each activity over the phone, through SMS and voice recorded messages in case the student has no internet access.
It has also recommended the use of social media platforms including WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Hangout, Google Mail, telegram,etc.
It also contains links to other online resources developed by HRD Ministry. The ministry had earlier released similar calendars for students at the primary and upper primary level.
My dear Secondary School students, I am releasing Alternative Academic Calender today, for your benefit.
During the lockdown period, you can use this calender for week-wise planning, with reference to theme/chapter taken from syllabus or textbook. https://t.co/LsOyxrApSx pic.twitter.com/y4ivsQGzYZ
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 2, 2020