To reach out to maximum students amid the Novel Coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown, Hailakandi and Cachar districts of southern Assam are starting audio classes from May 3 in collaboration with the All India Radio, Silchar.
The educational broadcast will enable students to learn through the medium of radio while sitting in their homes and the idea behind the initiative is to engage the students and to reach out to them while they are confined to their homes due to nationwide lockdown, said Inspector of Schools, Hailakandi, Rajiv Kumar Jha.
Jha said the radio classes have been conducted at the instruction of the Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) for students not having access to the internet facility or do not have smartphones.
The teachers from Hailakandi and Cachar districts will be delivering lessons as per curriculum and the same will reach students of class IX and X through radio from May 3 to 8.
The lessons will be aired on the All India Radio, Silchar, during daytime for which time slots have already been specified by the station, Jha said.
He further said SEBA is exploring all options to reach out to students online and offline to minimise the academic loss due to coronavirus lockdown.