Thiruvananthapuram: Online classes for school students in Kerala will begin from Monday. Education Minister C Raveenthranath said that the classes will be broadcasted via Victers channel and that only one class will be held at a time.
So, only one TV will be required even at homes with more than one child. The Minister was replying to audience’s questions during a programme in Mathrubhumi News.
Classes will be held on an experimental basis in the first week. Those who do not have access to Victers channel at their home can access it via the internet using smartphones or computers. Classes will be held for students from first standard to class 12. In the first phase, classes will be held only in Malayalam medium.
Classes will be held from 8.30 am to 5.30 am from Monday to Friday. It will be re- telecasted on Saturdays and Sundays.
Teachers will have to ensure that students, who do not have access to these online class facilities, also get to attend the classes.
Minister also said that the Education Department is trying to provide Victers channel connection in those areas which does not get the channel at present. He said that this will be completed in two days. This is why the first week of class will be conducted on a trial basis, he added.
Students can also watch these classes on YouTube. The classes will be uploaded on YouTube as soon as they are completed. The classes will be repeated in the night as well. Each class will be broadcasted at least 3 times a week, the Minister added.
The teachers will also have to watch these classes along with the students. The follow up of these classes with students will be done by the teachers of their respective schools. Teachers can clear the doubts of students through telephone or WhatsApp.
It has been found that more than 2 lakh students will not be able to attend these classes. Arrangements have been made to provide televisions to these students.
C Raveendranath also claimed that lessons for up to one month have been shot and it is ready to be broadcasted. The shooting of lessons for each class is going on. The printing of textbooks got delayed this year. All those text books that have already been printed have been distributed to district hubs, he added.