ITANAGAR: Middle school students in Arunachal Pradesh will no longer be deprived of their classroom lessons with virtual classes to be telecast from June 15, a senior official said.
The virtual classes for students of class 6 to 8 will be telecast on DD Arunprabha as educational institutions are shut due to the ongoing lockdown, director of elementary education department Tapi Gao said.
DD Arunprabha is Doordarshan's second channel for North East and first for Arunachal Pradesh.
Similar classes are already being held for high school students of the State. "An estimated 2 lakh students at the elementary level will benefit from the virtual classes. The department is also planning to start classes on radio as we have been allowed a slot of 2 hours," he said.
State Education secretary Niharika Rai said on Tuesday, "The study materials for the classes are being prepared in consultation with teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas."
She said, the department has submitted a proposal to the government for re-opening schools in the state from mid-June, provided there are very few Covid-19 cases in the state and the situation is under control.
Schools and colleges across the country have been closed since mid-March when the central government announced a countrywide classroom shutdown as one of the measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Later, a nationwide lockdown was imposed from March 25.