In the view of Coronavirus pandemic, the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that the academic year in the state has begun from today with online classes for school students. An initiative named ‘First Bell’ launched by the state government.
With the start of online classes, Kerala became the first state to do so.
The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has released the timetable for the classes that will be carried out through KITE Victors Channel, and they will be also available on YouTube.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government has opted for online classes as students cannot reach schools due to COVID-19, during the launch of initiative.
The chief minister also said “Our children are entering the new academic year. Due to COVID-19 children cannot reach schools right now. Instead, the government is preparing a system for a home study. Our academic year begins with online classes. Classes will be broadcast according to the timetable set by the Kite Victors Channel.”
The online classes will be held from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday for all the classes. Various time slots have been allocated to students of different standards.