Maharashtra govt permits online classes for pre-primary & standards I, II

By: |
July 23, 2020 1:48 PM

Last month, the pre-primary students and standards I and II were left out in the government's decision for starting online classes from June 15.

Maharashtra govt, online classes for class 1 and 2, Maharashtra government, online classes for pre-primary students,latest news on maharashtra classes,covid 19 outbreakThe state government had last month said the duration of online classes for standards III to V would be one hour and for standards VI and above it would be two hours. (Representational image: IE)

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government has permitted online classes for pre-primary students and for standards I and II with a daily 30-minute session five days a week.

Last month, the pre-primary students and standards I and II were left out in the government’s decision for starting online classes from June 15.

But now, in its latest order issued on Wednesday, the government has asked schools to conduct online sessions for all classes from pre-primary till standard XII.

Accordingly, the pre-primary classes will be conducted daily from Monday to Friday for 30 minutes in which the teachers will interact and guide parents of the students.

For standards I and II, there will be two sessions of total 30 minutes.

The first 15-minute session will be for interaction and training of parents and the second session will be of activity-based learning for students.

For standards III to VIII, there will be two sessions of 45 minutes each every day.

For standards IX to XII, there will be up to four sessions of 45 minutes each every day, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said.

The state government had last month said the duration of online classes for standards III to V would be one hour and for standards VI and above it would be two hours.

After the outbreak of COVID-19, the state government decided it was not possible to open schools, but had authorised district collectors, municipal commissioners and school managements to take a decision considering the prevailing situation.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1From next academic year, technical courses to be offered in regional languages: Education Ministry
2Coronavirus: As schools remain closed, Delhi schools to conduct pre-board exams online
3Delhi schools unlikely to reopen until vaccine against COVID-19 available, says Manish Sisodia