Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam on April 9 said that online classes for students were being started across the state due to the nationwide lockdown. E-classes for postgraduate students of Dhanamanjuri University and 6th semester of Manipur Technical University have already been started while that for other schools, colleges and universities will start soon.
The education minister further added that extra classes for students belonging to classes 1 to 12 will be conducted during the summer vacation.
He said the government has planned series of activities as students are suffering from the lockdown.
He said classes in the Higher Education & Technical University have started through Zoom App MOODLE – Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. The teachers are assigned to prepare study material which will be provided to the students through online classes, email and WhatsApp.
The minister said that the students will also be allotted assignment topics for self study which will be submitted by the students through email and WhatsApp.
He added that discussions are on for promotion of the students studying in Class XI to Class XII. “The final decision will be taken by the state cabinet,” he said.
Radheshyam added that evaluation/checking of answer scripts will begin soon after making sure that more centres for evaluations are set up. He also appealed to the private schools not to charge fees from the students for the lockdown period and urged to provide salary to the private teachers.
The minister further appealed to the teachers to reach out to the students to mentor and guide them through telephone and other means of communication. He also appealed the students to visit online portals to search for study materials.