Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune Information Service
Shimla, June 13
The Schooling Division is considering offering cell telephones to poor college students, who can not afford smartphones. It plans to launch “donate a cellular marketing campaign” underneath which NGOs and people can be roped in and corporations can be urged to fund mobiles underneath the Company Social Accountability (CSR) programme.
Schooling Minister Govind Thakur, who had a digital interplay with over 48,383 lecturers of 87 per cent colleges and oldsters of 6.8 lakh college students, stated a small section of scholars didn’t have smartphones whereas Web connectivity was additionally an issue in some distant areas. “We’re planning to begin a marketing campaign to offer good telephones to poor college students,” he stated.
Dad and mom aren’t in favour of opening colleges until Covid circumstances grow to be negligible, he added. As many as 2,93,863 mother and father submitted their suggestions on on-line studying. About 75 per cent have been content material with the standard of training imparted by means of the “Har Ghar Patshala” drive. About 58 per cent mother and father stated on-line instructing had helped in bettering the standard of training throughout Covid instances and must be continued.
As per a tough estimate, about 10 per cent of scholars of presidency colleges shouldn’t have good telephones. There are about 14,000-15,000 Under Poverty Line (BPL) college students presently learning in Courses X and XII, who can be supplied smartphones on precedence within the first section, sources within the Schooling Division stated, sustaining that the ultimate draft proposal was but to be drawn.
“The Schooling Division will maintain conferences with the BSNL and different telecom service suppliers to arrange towers in locations the place the Web facility is just not accessible or the connection is weak, stated Director, Increased Schooling, Amarjeet Sharma.
There are community points in some elements of Pangi and Bharmour in Chamba, and a few areas of tribal Lahaul and Spiti and Kinnaur districts, moreover a number of pockets of Mandi, Kullu and Dodra Kwar areas of Shimla district. We’ve requested Deputy Administrators, Schooling and principals and headmasters of colleges to submit a report on this regard, he added.
In the meantime, the lecturers of presidency colleges have been directed to work together with college students by means of Google meets and different platforms, mark their attendance and consider the training ranges by conducting mock exams.
‘Donate a cellular’ marketing campaign
- It plans to launch ‘Donate a cellular’ marketing campaign underneath which NGOs and people can be roped in and corporations can be urged to fund mobiles underneath the CSR programme
- There are about 14,000-15,000 Under Poverty Line college students presently learning in Courses X and XII, who shall be supplied smartphones on precedence within the first section, stated sources, sustaining that the ultimate draft proposal was but to be drawn