The Government of West Bengal took a decision recently on extending the virtual classes to 2 months instead of previously scheduled 7 days. After knowing this decision, the Government has received a massive response from the students of the state board. The officials of the Government took this decision to help students finish their academic classes. The State Government also announced that all the schools will be shut down until 10th June.
All the students of classes 9 and 12 lost their classes due to the nation-wide lockdown. To evade that, the West Bengal government had to make this decision. Partha Chatterjee, the Education Minister of the State informed the same through a video conference with the reporters on Saturday. The virtual classes will be organized to all the students pursuing in the state-aided and state-run schools.
The Minister further said that the officials considered the feedback from a huge number of students since 7th April. The Government has started the online classes on a private Television channel. The effectiveness of the classes drove the Government to extend the online classes facility until 10th June 2020.
The Education Minister further said, ‘Virtual classes on ABP Ananda will be held from 3-4 pm six days a week till June 10. We have received an overwhelming response from the students over the past five days. And since schools will be closed till June 10, these sessions can be of help to them.’
For this prominent initiative, the education department of the state has shortlisted a few of the popular teachers. The teachers include Jaharkali Chatterjee of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Parimal Bhattacharya of Rani Bhabani High School, Goutam Adhikary of Hindu School, and Sanhita Chakraborty of Bethune Collegiate School.
The Minister added that all the interested students were being prompted to email or call their queries and doubts to the teachers. Usually, the annual exams will be organized to the candidates at the end of the year. But now, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the officials haven’t decided about rescheduling the annual exams. During the same meeting, the education minister made another announcement. He said the State Government is in talks on commencing a similar program for the students from classes 5 to 8 on some other Television channel.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister of West Bengal officially announced that the lockdown will be extended till 30th April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned to our website for the latest updates.