Online classes to continue even as schools reopen: Education Minister

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Even as the schools continue to reopen throughout the states, the net classes aren’t going away, knowledgeable Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as we speak whereas answering a query raised by a pupil of Kendriya Vidyalaya.

“Even as the schools are reopening, we will not do away with the online classes. The online classes will take place simultaneously for students. We expect 50 per cent of students to continue taking classes on online mode, especially for classes for which schools have not been reopening, and for students who would not be able to attend the classes physically,” mentioned the minister.

He mentioned the schools is not going to return to their earlier state until the authorities are “totally satisfied”. Even throughout the classes, social distancing norms will likely be adopted.

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Addressing mother and father, the minister requested them to ship their kids to college. He mentioned, “Parents will be worried for their students but I would also ask them to entrust the authorities as well.”

Regarding questions of holding exams within the on-line mode, he requested college students to stay ‘Nishank’. Taking the instance of JEE Main, NEET, and board exams that had been held in 2020, the minister mentioned, “We have postponed the board exams till May to provide more time for students to prepare for the exams but also we expect the situation to be much better by that time, especially considering that one of the biggest vaccination drives has begun in India. We had conducted the biggest exam in the world (NEET 2020) in physical mode, hence, remain fearless and be ready for your exams.”

He additionally requested the scholars to not take the strain of the exams and put together for it in a joyful approach.

On the upcoming exams, Nishank mentioned, “There is a doubt in minds of students preparing for JEE Main and NEET as the syllabus for boards have been reduced. I can assure you that you can study based on the revised syllabus and not be at a disadvantage as the JEE Main 2021 will have more options that usual and students who have studied the curtailed syllabus will find the questions from the parts they have studied in it.”

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