Kohima, May 11 (NE): Due to some confusion among few school authorities regarding the Tele/Radio Tutoring Programme being conducted by the department, the Directorate of School Education (DoSE), issued a clarification today, May 11, 2020.
Earlier, a notification issued on April 29, 2020 directed all DEOs, Sr. SDEOs and SDEOs to coordinate with the District Administration and make necessary arrangements for students who do not have facilities to access the DD satellite telecast at home to view/listen the broadcast at a common place like Village Hall or School Auditorium.
It stated that “the broadcast schedule is made in such a way that only two classes will be having the lessons on a particular day, so that children will not group up in large numbers in Schools/Village Council halls where the telecasting is viewed.”
It is a well-known fact that number of students in the above stated category will be comparatively less in any class and the department did not ask schools to summon ALL students to assemble at a place or to conduct/resume classes, said the notification issued by Principal Director, DoSE, Shanavas C, IAS.
Another notification issued on May 06, 2020 directed the School Heads to devise a mechanism for preparation and circulation of ‘Notes’ to their students for those lessons being broadcasted through DD/AIR observing all norms of social distancing notified by the Govt. ‘In this case too, schools were NOT directed to summon students to schools.’ – said the notification.
The department has been sharing the videos of the Doordarshan telecast through ‘Youtube’ and ‘Facebook’ so that parents/students could download the same and view as per their convenience, it added.
DoSE expects that all concerned would understand the difference between ‘resuming of normal classes’ and ‘facilitating under privileged students to view the Online/Tele Education broadcast’, stated the Principal Director.
DoSE once again reiterated that severe disciplinary action will be initiated against those violating Govt. Order dated May 04, 2020 and exposing students to the danger of the pandemic.