In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Education Department of Ramban district has intensified online classes through different digital platforms to enable the students of all Govt. Schools to continue their studies amidst the second wave of Covid-19. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that the department has started online classes for the students of class 1st to 12th after closure of schools in the wake of surge in COVID positive cases. In addition to regular online classes, other academic activities like home assignments, class tests and quiz competitions are also being held virtually to bridge the learning gap of students during the off school/pandemic time.
About 14 thousand students are regularly attending the classes through different digital means. More than 1300 students who are unable to attend online classes are being provided offline study material by their teachers. Efforts are continuing to access the other left out students either digitally or to supply study materials on a sharing basis. As many as 2045 teachers out of 2326 are conducting online classes through different digital platforms in the district.
The Zonal Education Officers, ZEOs, and Heads of all educational institutions have been directed to ensure either online or offline study facility for each and every student of their institutions and utilize the services of all teaching staff to facilitate students during this pandemic time. They were also directed to adopt COVID appropriate behaviour, and sensitise the students about importance of implementing COVID-19 SoPs.