Delhi: Only 25-30% attend online classes, government schools told to monitor

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Written by Sukrita Baruah
| New Delhi |

Published: May 3, 2020 3:14:48 am


Delhi: Only 25-30% attend online classes, government schools told to monitor Citing low turnout of scholars for its online courses, the Delhi government’s schooling division has requested schools to higher monitor attendance for the classes. (Representational Image)

Citing low turnout of scholars for its online courses, the Delhi government’s schooling division has requested schools to higher monitor attendance for the classes.

The schooling division started online courses for sophistication XII college students throughout all its schools on April 7. On Saturday, heads of those schools obtained directions from schooling division officers stating: “It is being observed that attendance of students in these classes is hovering around 25% to 30%, and such great effort in these difficult times is going underutilised. The competent authority has taken it on a serious note.”

The message goes on to ask the heads of schools to nominate one Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) from their respective schools to “monitor the attendance and facilitate the students of their school to utilise online classes efficiently.”

The directions come shut to a month after courses started for 11 topics, with 4 courses held day by day.

According to the schooling division’s estimates, over 1.Three lakh out of a complete of 1.6 lakh Class XII college students throughout all Delhi government schools have registered for these courses. Most of the kids learning in Delhi government schools are from economically weak households. The Indian Express had reported earlier on the problems confronted by them in accessing online courses due to lack of normal entry to enough web and units which help such courses.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government on Saturday launched one other online studying initiative — “Every day English and Personality Development Classes” — for sophistication X and XII college students who’re awaiting the completion of their board examinations. The initiative is being launched in collaboration with British Council and Macmillan Education and can begin on Monday.

“Hindi is our language, and the mode of communication and teaching is in Hindi only. But we cannot overlook the importance and relevance of English today. To progress further at national and international level, our students should have good command over the language. And that is why we are starting the classes from Monday. I feel online education and such collaboration is becoming a viable option,” stated Education Minister Manish Sisodia on the initiative’s launch.

Last week, the government had launched online courses for Maths, in collaboration with Khan Academy, for college kids who had accomplished class IX. In the primary week, of the 4.80 lakh college students to whom the hyperlink for courses was despatched, just one.20 lakh attended.

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