MHRD Releases ‘Alternative Academic Calendar’ for Upper Primary Stage

The HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank issued an alternative calendar for classes 6 to 8.  This new alternative academic schedule will be applied for the subsequent 2 months. The HRD Minister announced the new academic schedule through his official Twitter handle. The tweet reads, ‘Alternative Academic Calendar for upper primary stage (Classes VI to VIII) for four weeks was released earlier. I have launched the academic calendar for the next eight weeks today.’

The alternative academic calendar released on Monday comprises detailed instructions regarding online learning. The minister further posted a tweet that says, ‘The calendar further aims to empower our students, teachers, school principals & parents with positive ways to deal with Covid19 via online teaching-learning resources and achieve the best possible learning outcomes.’

MHRD Releases ‘Alternative Academic Calendar’ for Upper Primary Stage

Previously, NCERT disclosed the calendar for the students of the remaining classes. The calendar comprises the weekly plans for all the subjects. The students, teachers, and parents can get to know more about this calendar through DTH channels. Besides, they will also organize video conferencing via SCERTs, Directorates of Education, SCERTs, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, CBSE, State School Education Boards, and more.

The main objective of the government is to provide high-quality education and standard content to the students amid the lockdown. It’s known that all the educational institutions have been closed since March 2020. As of now, the Government hasn’t decided on the schools reopen across the country. However, some of the state governments have been planning to reopen schools for higher secondary students.

Meanwhile, some of the schools have been providing online education for the students who has internet facility. But, there are millions of students who don’t have an internet connection and smartphone facilities, especially in villages. However, we need to wait until the government thinks of an alternative way to provide education for those students. Stay tuned to this website to get more updates on various educational news.

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