Amid coronavirus scare, the Assam government has asked the schools to provide students with course materials and give them homework through WhatsApp.
The step has been taken to prevent learning gaps and subsequent dropouts during the closure of educational institutes due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The state education department on Saturday ordered the schools to create WhatsApp groups with guardians of the students for this purpose.
The department also asked teachers to make short videos on topics in the syllabi and upload them in the WhatsApp groups.
It asked the teachers to assist students with studies over the phone or WhatsApp from 7 am to 9 am and 7 pm to 9 pm, besides making home visits, the official said.
The department asked the schools to create classwise WhatsApp groups in the educational institutes where students and teachers are more in number, he said.