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Maharashtra govt launches Google Classroom for students

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In the light of Corona pandemic, Maharashtra government has launched the Google Classroom initiative for enabling remote learning for school students. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has unveiled the initiative, making Maharastra the first state in the nation to implement the project for online learning.

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Minister of School Education Varsha Gaikwad was also present at the launch along with the Chief Minister.

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that “Education has always been his primary concern. The State Government’s stance has always been on how and when education, rather than schools, could be started again after the enforced pause on school education caused by the pandemic.” Furthermore, he urged the younger generation to use emerging technology in other sectors as well.

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Meanwhile last week, Maharashtra government has reduced the syllabus of the schools from classes 1-12 up to 25 percent. The move came after the syllabus was reduced by CBSE and ICSE boards followed by many state Boards. As per reports, the department has informed that the syllabus of almost 101 subjects from classes 1 to 10 would be reduced to bring the statistics to 25 %.

 

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