The Board of Secondary Education, Assam has directed the concerned authorities to initiate radio courses for class 9 and 10 students. In Assam, the Barak Valley education officials have collaborated with the All India Radio to provide audio lessons. Intending to lessen the academic loss of the students, the authorities have come up with this initiative.
Previously, an official notice has been released. The notice reads that the students of different colleges in Hailakandi and Cachar districts can take part in the programme between 3rd and 8th May 2020. During the audio programme, the recorded classes of teachers will be aired. The authorities of another district of Barak Valley i.e., Karimganj haven’t made any sort of announcement about it till now.
Rajiv Kumar Jha, the Hailakandi Inspector of Schools said, ‘The educational broadcast will enable students to learn through the medium of radio while sitting in their homes. The idea behind the initiative is to engage the students and to reach out to them during the nationwide lockdown.’
The audio classes via radio programme are being commenced upon the Board of Secondary Education, Assam [SEBA] guidelines. They have planned it in an innovative manner of providing classes to the students via radio. The reason is that many students don’t have proper access to the internet and some even don’t have smartphones.
He further added, ‘The SEBA has already started information and communications technology (ICT) enabled distance learning programme covering the syllabus of secondary classes.’ As per the announcement, the concerned authorities have selected teachers from Hailakandi and Cachar districts. The selected teachers will start teaching lessons to the 9th and 10th students via the radio as per the prescribed curriculum. The radio classes will begin from Sunday to Friday.
On the All India Radio, Silchar, the students can listen to the lessons. The radio station has already mentioned the time slots for the classes in the day time. SEBA has been finding out various options to help students get their lessons online and offline amid the COVID-19 pandemic.