Mumbai: Maharashtra govt permits online classes for pre-primary students & standards I, II
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 yesterday, the government has asked schools to conduct online sessions for all classes from pre-primary till standard XII.
As per the latest order by the Maharashtra Government, 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, Meanwhile,The Maharashtra government has decided to give a second chance to students who have failed in the exams of Classes 9 and 11 and directed schools to conduct their oral examination on August 7.
In its recent GR, it stated that the re-examination will not be possible for these students hence the oral examination should be held by calling the students to the school or through video conference.