Schools in the state will reopen on November 1. A decision to this effect was taken at the high-level Covid review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Saturday. While school-based classes for standards 1 to 7 (primary section) and 10 and 12 will begin on November 1, other classes will begin on November 15.
Kutty School is a big ‘small’ idea, initiated by the teachers, parents and local body officials of the Kanjirappally Taluk in Kottayam to help students with lessons and clear doubts. The COVID-19 induced lockdown has had a big impact on students and the traditional education system. The ones bearing the brunt of this shutdown are the kids from poor households who do not have access even to gadgets and the internet.
Witnessing a dip in COVID-19 cases in #UttarPradesh and Andhra Pradesh, #Schools across both the states re-opened for classes 9 to 12 from August 16th while adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Several state governments re-opened schools with strict #Covid19 protocols and limited attendance.
In a bid to provide international standard education to children studying in government schools, the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) set up this year by the AAP government on Wednesday signed an agreement of collaboration with the International Baccalaureate (IB) board to adopt global best practices in the field of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
Students of Class 10 and 12 in government and private schools in #Delhi on Monday were given a rousing welcome, with all Covid safety protocols put in place, some ten months after educational institutions were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trees are the new blackboards in Pujharipali village of Bargarh district in #Odisha . Every tree in the village carries a lesson - be it alphabets, maths, science or geography - and turns into an open-air classroom anytime the kids gather around and Subash Chandra Sahu spots them.
After a struggle of nearly 15 hours, forest staff on Thursday rescued a wild elephant which had fallen into 60 feet deep open well near Marandahalli in Dharmapuri district.
As many as 829 teachers and 575 students, all from government high schools, have tested positive for #Covid19 in Andhra Pradesh after the schools reopened on November 2. Classes resumed for ninth and 10th and second year Intermediate students three days ago, adhering to Covid-19 norms.
Several states on Oct 19 reopened schools outside containment zones with strict #COVID19 protocols. Earlier, as part of Unlock 5 the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had released detailed guidelines for reopening schools and colleges in the country in a graded manner, starting from October 15.
For all those who have been curious about why Ronnie Screwvala, the pioneer of cable television in India, spent 15 -20 years in the media industry and then moved on to co-found EdTech start-up upGrad in 2015, the entrepreneur and philanthropist let us in on the answer during a conversation with Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director, The New Indian Express, and author and senior journalist Kaveree Bamzai, on TNIE’s Expressions, a series of live webcasts with people who matter. “Education, like the media, is storytelling. Because, at the end of the day, you will remember those two professors who taught you because of the way they taught you. And at the university level, you will remember the case studies. It’s all storytelling, in one form or the other,” said the 57-year-old lucidly on why upGrad clicks. Matter of growth Going on to talk about how his EdTech venture has grown by leaps and bounds owing to the lockdown, Screwvala shares, “Today, we conduct online classes for over 1,600 students at a given time and they are lively and interactive. The feedback system is much faster online. For example, if there is a student who watches one video five times, our counsellor notices it and gives them a call to check if they need help with understanding the lesson.” He estimates that the growth their platform was expected to hit in four years will be achieved in 18 months. The deep learning courses are offered mostly for working professionals who don’t have to quit their jobs anymore if they wish to up-skill themselves. Talking about the most popular courses on upGrad, the entrepreneur says, “About two years back, it was all about Data Science and today, it still is. An MBA in Data Analytics will get one much more traction than an MBA in HR or Marketing,” He also lists Product and Digital Marketing and MBA as their most popular courses. He reveals that they will launch a soft skills platform soon, which will teach one everything from how to tackle the first day in office to office politics. “This is because often employees tell us that the person is smart, but they can’t speak up confidently in a room. So, soft skills are an important part of learning,” he explains. Helping out rural India Talking about the non-profit organisation Swades Foundation he started in 2013 for rural empowerment, Screwvala informs that they work with 2,200 villages and have been working on reverse migration. Initially, migrants were reluctant to go back to their villages stigmatised by the thought of being termed a failure, but today, the pandemic has erased that. “Now that they have gone back, between agriculture, entrepreneurship and animal husbandry, there is a lot to be done,” says Screwvala and the foundation is helping them with all three.
The Coronavirus Shutdown has resulted in massive losses across the world.
The 400-bed zone will also have multiple screens to ensure that those under quarantine get entertained during the isolation period.