Agartala: To compensate for the academic loss for the school students due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Tripura government has launched a dedicated 24×7 television channel for imparting classes on the screen to be accessible through local cable networks and other platforms.
Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that formal classes in the school has been disrupted for past 14 months and the students were gradually getting detached from the calendar activities of education, which will have a longer impact in the future of the students.
The channel – Vande Tripura has started with an aim to overcome the academic loss of the students of Class I-XII caused by Covid pandemic.
Earlier, the education department has carried out television classes in the local channels including Doordarshan Kendra with the best teachers of the specific subjects.
“This is an innovative move of the state government to achieve the target of quality education and so far as many as 24 major decisions have been taken to improve the education system.
Besides, introducing completely CBSE syllabus at school level, each of the revenue blocks now has an English medium government school to cater the demand,” Nath stated.
“With the implementation of Natun Disha (an initiative of frequently assessing the students), the quality of education has improved significantly. Since the schools remained closed for long times, the students faced about 36 percent loss in their education. To overcome this loss this new educational channel has been launched,” Nath attributed.
The department has set up a modern studio with all facilities in State Council for Educational Research and Training campus and listed a sufficient number of teachers for each subject experienced in remote teaching. At present teachers will have classes as many as possible, as they have no school duty now, which will be telecast live during working hours and recorded classes will be re-telecasted afterwards.
The students would have the opportunity to raise questions and talk to the teacher over phone during the class and since it would be the re-telecast throughout the day afterwards, the students would get better understanding on the subject and get clarification if watching the classes repeatedly, the minister added.