Online classes not an alternative for school system, says Director of Public Instruction
Thiruvananthappuram: Director of Public Instruction (DPI) K Jeevan Babu stated that online classes are not an alternative for school education and that it is intended to be part of the education process. He told Mathrubhumi News that currently more than 2 lakh students cannot avail online education system but it will be sorted out with the help of various agencies.
Currently the online classes have been arranged for students studying in state syllabus. Meanwhile, CBSE and ICSE students wil have their classes based on their respective schools. Jeevan Babu also said that educational facilities will be provided to students in Adivasi regions within a week.
He said that it is important to provide access to education in these areas. So those students who cannot avail the current facilities will be identified and necessary action will be taken to provide them educational facilities. This will be carried out with the help of local self government bodies, kudumbashree units and various other agencies after the number of students attending classes in the first phase is calculated.
Reopening of schools will be considered only after July. Till then it is important to keep the students involved in the education process. Currently Kite Victers is available in cable operators. He said that the state has requested the central government to make the channel available in DTH connections as well.
The syllabus for CBSE students is school centric. Currently, it is not possible to accommodate all syllabus in this system, Jeevean Babu stated.