Will not be ‘zero year’, hopeful of conducting exams: Officials to Parliamentary panel

New Delhi, August 10

The present educational yr won’t be a “zero year” for faculties and better training establishments, Education Ministry officers instructed a parliamentary panel on Monday, indicating that they hoped to conduct exams by the tip of the session, sources mentioned.

They additionally instructed the panel that on-line lessons are solely meant for college youngsters above Class three and solely restricted variety of on-line lessons are allowed for these as much as eighth commonplace.

However, panel members raised questions on the viability of on-line lessons for poor households who can’t afford cellphones or laptop computer computer systems, the sources mentioned.

A majority of poor households, particularly in rural areas, might have one cell phone among the many members. How would their children get entry to on-line training, the MPs requested the officers.

Panel Chairman Vinay Sahasrabuddhe prompt that youngsters could be taught by way of group radio and transistor, which is cost-effective in comparison with cellphones, could be supplied to poor college students, based on the sources.

The senior BJP chief additionally prompt creation of a “big question bank” of all topics for college kids on the idea of which questions must be requested every time the exams are held for this educational session.

Quoting Sahasrabuddhe, the sources mentioned it could remedy the examination management-related points and ease the anxiousness and concern amongst college students amid this coronavirus disaster.

The Education Ministry officers instructed the panel that this educational yr won’t be a “zero year”, the sources mentioned, indicating that exams will likely be held by the tip of the tutorial session.

School training secretary, larger training secretary, UGC chairman and different officers of the Education Ministry briefed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development on the training state of affairs within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. — PTI

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