Tedir gathers stakeholders’ views on reopening schools

ITANAGAR, Jun 15: Education Minister Taba Tedir discussed various issues, including reopening of schools in the state in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with all the DDSE, principals, headmasters and vice principals, during a videoconference from the secretariat here on Monday.
Apart from seeking the views of the stakeholders on reopening the schools, Tedir discussed the matter of conducting the CBSE examination for the remaining papers, holding reexamination for the weak students of Classes 9 and 11, creating awareness on the SOP for Covid-19, etc, Secondary Education Director Gania Leij informed in a release.
The minister enquired about the status of the arrival of textbooks, shortage of subject teachers in various schools, the status of joining of the newly-recruited teachers, engagement of teachers in Covid-19 duties, etc.
He instructed all the DDSE to “identify the CBSE centres having Covid-19 quarantine facilities before 16 June and inform it to the CBSE regional centre, so that students need not travel far for attending the examinations.”
The minister emphasized on proper and judicious use of the resources available under the Integrated Scheme for School Education.
Education Secretary Niharika Rai stressed the need for improving the performance of the weak students of Classes 9 and 11, and conducting CBSE examination while maintaining all the SOPs of Covid-19, like social distancing, wearing of facemasks, etc.
She informed that most of the districts have received the NCERT textbooks and the books will soon be distributed to the students.
Rai also informed that online classes are being telecast and aired on the DDK’s Swayam-Prabha channel and the AIR’s Arun FM from Monday to Saturday for Classes 9 to 12 and for Classes 6 to 8, respectively.
Among others, the joint elementary education director, the DSPD-USE, and all the 23 DDSE of the state attended the conference.