ITANAGAR, AUG 08: The All Nyishi students union (ANSU) has appealed to the state government and education department for opening of schools and starting offline classes.
ANSU General Secretary Gora Rikam Bhai briefing the media on Sunday afternoon said that we appreciate the Initiative of the Education department to touch with the students community through virtually but it has been merely failed and the basic purpose of starting online classes has not been achieved in reality. Though the students without going to school have been graded or given promotion to higher classes is not the real achievement of the students and education sector and education scenario. Rikam said.
Virtual systems are good to remain in touch with the respective department with officials, school authority with the staff, teaching faculty with the students but here in our state of Arunachal Pradesh the system is not in proper shape and is not successful in all parts of the state. With regards to the border area and far flung rural area where the cellular facility is not available and not in proper shape and in some places there are cellular network facilities but no internet. It is also a fact that few parts of the state where the internet facility is not upto the mark and the proper facility is not working so the Education department without any delay should open the offline classes in the greater interest of education scenario of state. Rikam said.
In the name of online classes to avoid the infection of Coronavirus and to stay away from Covid
19 pandemic the department has decided to update the Education sector through online system and started the classes through virtual mode since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic but the height of achievement has not been achieved and the real achievement has not been seen on the ground rather the children’s staying with parents has been observed involving themselves whole day and night in mobile and wasting the useful time and energy in the urban area. He said.
The rural and far flung areas where the internet and cellular services are not properly available online classes have become a joke and the teachers have to face lots of problems in managing the system through work assignments and work at home. He said.
We are also serious concern about the Covid 19 pandemic and outbreak of the Coronavirus in state but we cannot stay idle and we need to formulate the system immediately in the greater interest of the Education system of state.There are several formula to start with offline classes with maintaining appropriate Covid behaviours and minimum attendance at a time with 50% attendance in a class and by using of hand sanitizer, facemask and proper place for handwashing system in school and by which we can start with the offline classes and the students community will also get their proper education and classes in school. He said.
To manage and update the android mobile handset by all the family members and parents in the tribal society has become a burden as few of the parents are poor and to keep the mobile update with mobile internet recharge is a big burden. He said.
We come to know about the education minister to have a virtual meeting with all the DDSE and top officials of Education department with regard to opening of offline classes and the ANSU wants that the education department and state government without wasting any more precious time of the students should formulate to start with offline classes with all safety measures to stay away from infection of Coronavirus and Covid 19 pandemic. Rikam added.
At the same time ANSU appeals to all heads of institutions to maintain a roster system of students and faculty to avoid infection with appropriate Covid behaviours in the institution premises.