Citing low turnout of scholars for its on-line courses, the Delhi authorities’s training division has requested colleges to raised monitor attendance for the periods.
The training division started on-line courses for sophistication XII college students throughout all its colleges on April 7. On Saturday, heads of those colleges obtained directions from training division officers stating: “It is being observed that attendance of students in these classes is hovering around 25% to 30%, and such great effort in these difficult times is going underutilised. The competent authority has taken it on a serious note.”
The message goes on to ask the heads of faculties to appoint one Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) from their respective colleges to “monitor the attendance and facilitate the students of their school to utilise online classes efficiently.”
The directions come near a month after courses started for 11 topics, with 4 courses held each day.
According to the training division’s estimates, over 1.three lakh out of a complete of 1.6 lakh Class XII college students throughout all Delhi authorities colleges have registered for these courses. Most of the youngsters finding out in Delhi authorities colleges are from economically weak households. The Indian Express had reported earlier on the problems confronted by them in accessing on-line courses due to lack of normal entry to sufficient web and gadgets which help such courses.
Meanwhile, the Delhi authorities on Saturday launched one other on-line studying initiative — “Every day English and Personality Development Classes” — for sophistication X and XII college students who’re awaiting the completion of their board examinations. The initiative is being launched in collaboration with British Council and Macmillan Education and can begin on Monday.
“Hindi is our language, and the mode of communication and teaching is in Hindi only. But we cannot overlook the importance and relevance of English today. To progress further at national and international level, our students should have good command over the language. And that is why we are starting the classes from Monday. I feel online education and such collaboration is becoming a viable option,” mentioned Education Minister Manish Sisodia on the initiative’s launch.
Last week, the federal government had launched on-line courses for Maths, in collaboration with Khan Academy, for college kids who had accomplished class IX. In the primary week, of the 4.80 lakh college students to whom the hyperlink for courses was despatched, just one.20 lakh attended.
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