Arunachal Pradesh education minister Taba Tedir on Monday discussed the reopening of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic and aassociated issues at the first-ever video conference with all the DDSEs, principals, headmasters and vice-principals.
He chaired the conference from the secretariat conference hall.
Apart from the reopening of schools with views from the stakeholders, the issues discussed included teachers’ attendance, use of teachers for Covid-19 duties, status of textbooks, shortage of subject teachers, conduct of CBSE examination for remaining papers etc.
In all, 23 deputy directors of school education (DDSEs) participated in the video conference and presented their status.
They were told that CBSE centres having Covid-19 quarantine centres must be identified by June 16 and necessary correspondence to CBSE Regional Centre be done so that students need not travel far for attending the exams.
Tedir laid emphasis on proper and judicious use of available resources of ISSE and stressed on developing the kitchen garden for local products which eventually lead to self-sustenance.
The education secretary laid stress on improving the performance of weak students of Class IX and XI and simultaneously conducting CBSE Board examination while maintaining all the SOPs of Covid-19 like social distancing and wearing of masks.
Most of the districts have reported that they have received the NCERT textbooks and they will be distributed to the students so that they can study at home.
It was informed that online classes are being telecast daily from Monday to Saturday through Doordarshan (SWAYAM channel) (7 am to 1 pm for classes IX to XII) and through Doordarshan Arunprabha Channel (9:30-11:30 am for classes VI to VIII) for wide dissemination in the districts so that students can utilise their time.
Among others, director (secondary education) and joint director (elementary education) participated in the video conference.