In a novel initiative geared toward garnering widespread man’s assist to guarantee entry to on-line and on-air tutorial content material for poor youngsters throughout Prayagraj amid Covid-induced pandemic, the district education officials have turned to locals.
The secondary education division officials have put up banners with appeals throughout totally different villages, tehsils and improvement blocks urging folks having good telephones and TV units to share these sources with poor youngsters of their neighbourhood in order that they’ll entry tutorial content material being beamed by Doordarshan and aired by Akashwani moreover additionally being shared by lecturers on WhatsApp teams.
The step is a follow-up to the current findings of a survey by the workplace of the district inspector of faculties of Prayagraj. The survey protecting 1,057 secondary colleges of the district has discovered that 58,230 college students of the overall 3,06,470 enrolled in school 9 to class 12 in intermediate faculties lacked a wise cellphone, laptop computer, pill or a TV set moreover Internet via which they may entry study content material being made out there via varied modern-day means for their profit, mentioned officials.
DIoS, Prayagraj, RN Vishwakarma mentioned these specifically made banners had been put up at panchayat bhavans throughout the district.
“This is a unique effort aimed at involving community members, especially those who are well-off, in facilitating access to already available academic content for the kids from poor backgrounds. The appeal is already starting to have a positive impact and people are coming forward to help kids in need by allowing them to watch educational programmes being aired on TV,” he claimed.
Vishwakarma mentioned even lecturers are assembly dad and mom of the youngsters of their colleges and interesting them additionally to help these in want of assist. “Principals are supervising teams of teachers who are moving in various localities and villages to garner support of the locals in this regard,” he mentioned.
For college students of sophistication 9 and sophistication 11, tutorial programmes are being aired on the Swayam Prabha channel-22 from 11am to 1pm day-after-day which is once more repeat broadcast at 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Likewise, for college students of sophistication 10 and sophistication 12, Doordarshan is broadcasting programme from 1pm to 2pm, 2.30pm to 3pm, 8.30pm to 5pm and 5.30pm to 6.30 pm day-after-day.
These efforts are geared toward serving to youngsters study who’re unable to attend colleges owing to the establishments remaining closed as per authorities orders within the wake of Cobid-19 outbreak.
Divisional joint secretary (secondary education), Prayagraj, Divyakant Shukla lately additionally made a presentation highlighting this distinctive initiative earlier than the state authorities officials. If profitable, it may be repeated in different divisions of the state as nicely, say officials.