In the light of Coronavirus pandemic, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually releases Students’ Learning Enhancement Guidelines. The Union Minister said institutions under Ministry of Education worked together and attempted to take school education to children at home through digital means.
Amidst efforts to provide school education to the students through alternative ways, concerns from various stakeholders were raised about the learning of those children do not have access to digital resources. In addition to this, it was also revealed that due to unequal access to digital resources to get school education at home, the concerns of equity and inclusion can lead to deficiencies in learning of children.
NCERT has prepared Students’ Learning Enhancement Guidelines on the direction of the Ministry of Education for the present situation and also for post pandemic situation. The Minister informed that these guidelines, models are suggested for the following three types of situations. Firstly, in which students do not have any digital resources. Secondly, in which students have limited digital resources available. Lastly, in which students have digital resources available for online education.
The Minister said that these guidelines emphasize upon the community working closely with the school to get learning materials such as workbooks, worksheets, etc. delivered at the doorsteps of children by teachers and volunteers. It also suggests to teach local students by volunteers or teachers setting up television at the community centre and maintaining social distance norms.
The Minister highlighted that these guidelines will help children, who do not have digital resources to get learning opportunities at home with their teachers or volunteers.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 19, 2020