Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, the autonomous body that runs by MHRD has released the data recently about the students acquiring benefits through online classes. Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, lakhs of students had to stay home. Several schools and colleges were shut due to the perilous COVID-19 outbreak. To compensate for the academic schedule of the students, KVS has decided to commence digital education for the aspirants earlier. Now, 32347 teachers have been teaching the students through online classes.
KV Sangathan states, ‘An essential protocol has also been designed for the online classes to be conducted by our teachers.’ According to the data released by the officials of KVS, a total of 707312 students have gained some knowledge through these classes. The educational organization has an official web portal with the name Swayam Prabha. On this portal, KVS shared the recorded classes and live programmes of NIOS for secondary and senior secondary students. Through this portal, it has even shared the lesson-wise schedule with the students.
KVS further stated that the teachers were directed to communicate with the students frequently via popular media sources like WhatsApp, SMS, email and more. This eventually helps the maximum number of aspirants to get benefits through the online classes. KVS has shortlisted the teachers for taking part in live classes organized by NIOS on SwayamPrabha portal. The selected teachers will provide answers to all the queries and doubts of the students via live web-chat and Skype.
Some of the teachers are accessing the NCERT mobile app to provide online classes to the students from 2nd to 12th grades. On the other hand, the teachers and administration are emphasizing on the mental wellness of the students. For this purpose, they have appointed 331 trained counsellors on a part-time contract basis. The counsellors will remain engaged with the students to analyse the students’ health.
KVS turned as a quarantine centre for treating the COVID-19 positive cases in India. Due to the exponential rise in the coronavirus cases in the country, the schools turned quarantine centres. In India, there are a total of 80 KVS that are being used as quarantine centres.