SRINAGAR — In the wake of closure of schools in Jammu and Kashmir due to an increase in fresh COVID-19 cases, the government is mulling to start tele and radio classes.
Quoting top officials in the General Administration Department (GAD), KNO reported that they are planning to start the classes in week’s time.
“In order to compensate the academic losses suffered by the students during the closure of schools, the department is devising the mechanism to resume the tele and radio classes. Besides, the online classes will also be held as per the already notified schedule,” an official said.sch
“Most probably, the schedule of the tele and radio classes will be the same as the previous academic year,” he said.
Pertinently, schools in J&K have consistently remained closed for physical academic activities for more than a year now following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March last year.
Earlier, in 2019, the government closed all educational establishments in August following the abrogation of Article 370.
On March 15, physical academic activities for elementary classes resumed in the Kashmir division.
However, last week, the government ordered closure of all universities and colleges across the Union Territory till May 15.
Besides, the government also ordered extension for closure of all schools to May 15. (KNO)