Covid-19 : Classroom learning will change post lockdown: HRD Secretary

Covid-19 : Classroom learning will change post lockdown: HRD Secretary

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: When schools reopen, the way classroom learning used to happen so far is going to change, HRD School Education Secretary Anita Karwal said on Friday asserting that the COVID-19 pandemic has put the focus on the quality of digital education which was postponed so far.

Noting that more than 24 crore children in the country are going to be affected, Karwal both teachers and students will have to adjust a lot in the post lockdown world.“We are aware that whenever schools reopen there has to be maintenance of social distancing and a lot of precautions need to be taken,” Karwal said at a virtual conference on ‘Future of Schools: Overcoming the COVID-19 challenge and beyond’ organised by Ashoka University.

“The way learning happens in classrooms is going to change and there will be a lot of adjustments which teachers and students need to make. These adjustments are something that we cannot guarantee that it will happen in a few days, it may take more time for a few children and less time for others. This is the context in which we are functioning,” she added.

Karwal, who was the Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) when the COVID-19 lockdown was announced in March, said, “The first thing that we wanted to ensure was the mental well-being of students followed by continuity of education being it online or offline”.


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