Virtual classes being provided to students: Advisor Sharma

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, KK Sharma Friday directed for doubling the efforts to provide facility of virtual classrooms and digital platforms to students of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure their studies do not suffer due to COVID-19 lockdown.

The Advisor made the remarks while interacting with the Directors of Education of both the divisions through teleconferencing.

The meeting was informed that both the Directorates were working to provide study material to students. Besides, the private schools throughout J&K have also given home assignments to the students.

The Advisor was also informed that in present scenario, the Directorates of School Education have also initiated virtual schooling project wherein skilled and experienced teachers deliver curriculum-based lessons in the studios of J&K Information department and the lessons were telecast through DD Kashir channel and local cable network.

Presently, two classes of 30 minutes duration are aired daily at 4 pm and 6 pm and the students watch these lessons at their homes.

It was also given out that the Directorates of School Education were uploading subject specific lessons on Youtube channels for the students.

The Advisor while appreciating the efforts of School Education Department asked both Directors to finalise the schedule of classes being telecast in DD Kashir channel in advance and instructed them to publish the schedule of three days in advance in local newspapers and on websites of the department.

Later, the Advisor interacted with Secretary Higher Education and VCs of Jammu University and Kashmir University regarding various online initiatives.

The Advisor highlighted the latest communication of UGC addressed to all the VCs and Principals of Colleges with regard to various ICT initiatives of MHRD, UGC and IUCs like Swayam On-line Courses.