Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually released a compilation of initiatives undertaken by the School Education Department during the COVID-19 pandemic here today.
The Minister noted that in the year 2020-21, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health emergency, affecting almost all countries and territories globally. He further said that the pandemic has led to severe disruptions in normal life, and has impacted children, and also affected the closure of schools in the country.
Releasing the compilation, Shri Pokhriyal highlighted that the Department of School Education & Literacy has taken several initiatives such as PM e-Vidya, Pragyata Guidelines, Manodarpan for Psycho-social support, E-Content, Alternative Academic Calendar, etc. to ensure that the school going students don’t lag behind in their studies during COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed his happiness that these initiatives have contributed a lot in mitigating the impact of the pandemic. Ministry has come out with several measures to remodel and reimagine the way teaching and learning have happened so far.
Actions and Initiatives taken during this time include the following
- Teacher Capacity Building
- Teacher resources
- Student resources
- Focus on Mental And emotional Health
- Focus on Nutrition And physical Health And fitness
- Reducing the Burden And Stress of Exams
- Learning from each other
- Communicating with Stakeholders
What schools can do?
School management can go through the compilation and should promote it along with the students, parents, and the teaching staff. The school staff can create a summary or presentation on different initiatives and can plan different sessions with the relevant stakeholders. Click here to go through the compilations.
The Minister lauded the efforts of the officials of the Ministry to introduce many new suitable methods of delivering quality education through a healthy mix of schooling at home and schooling at school.