During coronavirus lockdown, Punjab takes digital route to teach students


Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba
| Jalandhar |

Published: April 11, 2020 11:11:51 am

Online learning Online lessons being carried out by a authorities college trainer. Express Photo by Anju Agnihotri Chaba

The Punjab Education Department has taken to standard functions Zoom, YouTube and WhatsApp to begin on-line lessons amid curfew which now stands prolonged until May 1 within the state. These apps are additionally being utilized by the division to unfold coronavirus consciousness amongst students and oldsters.

While there have been teething troubles due to various social-economic backgrounds of students and technical glitches, most mother and father are appreciating relentless and devoted efforts of college lecturers in holding the youngsters usefully engaged. Bahadur Sahu, father of two youngsters learning in authorities senior secondary college, Ladowali Road, stated that his children had been discovering these on-line assignments very fascinating.

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“My daughter and son have to appear in the pending exams of class 10 and 12. Now with these online classes, they are revising things in a better way because their teachers are in regular in touch with them,” stated Bansi Lal, one other dad or mum.

District Education Officer ( Secondary), Nawanshahr, Harcharan Singh, stated, “All the teachers in Punjab are now taking online classes and in our district alone 721 teachers, including 586 teachers of middle, high and senior secondary schools and 135 of primary classes, have been taking online classes through Zoom App, YouTube and WhatsApp.”

Education Secretary Krishan Kumar stated that the state coordinators, useful resource individuals of various topics and the groups of devoted lecturers within the district together with in cost District Mentor (DM) of Parho Punjab has been fashioned and now they’re doing a great job in content material improvement of English, social research, arithmetic, science.

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The translated and simplified research materials of Khan Academy Classes and NCERT books in math and science for making the educational of fundamental ideas simple for the students was being offered to the lecturers. He stated that some lecturers are doing commendable work on-line.

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DEOs Harcharan Singh and Pawan Kumar whereas stated that in addition to taking on-line lessons, greater than 200 officers, lecturers and non-teaching staff of the District Education Department had truly been working within the discipline as ‘Corona Warriors’ as they’d been deputed on responsibility in numerous groups together with the police, well being, and different departments by the district administration to combat COVID-19 on the floor Zero.

Government Teachers Union Punjab, nonetheless, prompt that Punjab Education Department ought to begin this on-line training via Jalandhar Doordarshan as a result of a number of students can not afford the price of the web packs to run Zoom, YouTube and WhatsApp.

But different teams stated that when lecturers are giving them homework, the students want to revert via such apps which isn’t potential via Doordarshan. Meanwhile, the Department is attempting to make sure the attain of on-line lessons to every pupil.

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