COVID-19 lockdown: Academic year in Kerala begins with online classes

South India

The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that the academic year in the state begun from Monday with online classes for school students launched by the name 'First Bell'.


Launching the online classes with an opening remark on Monday morning, Vijayan said that the government has opted for online classes as students cannot reach schools due to COVID-19.

"Our children are entering the new academic year. Due to COVID-19 children cannot reach schools right now. Instead, the government is preparing a system for a home study”, said the Chief Minister.

The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has released the timetable for the classes that will be carried out through KITE Victors Channel, and they will be also available on YouTube.

“The academic year begins with online classes. Classes will be broadcast according to the timetable set by the Kite Victors Channel. Classes are also made available through YouTube," he added.

The online classes will be held from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday for all the classes. As per the report, Sessions will be held on a trial basis this week.

Various time slots have been allocated to students of different standards.

One session of 30 minutes each will be held for classes I to VII daily (one subject per day). One-hour sessions for classes VIII and XI (two sessions each of 30 minutes). Class X will have 1.5 hours of class in three sessions and class XII will have four 2 hours of class in four sessions.

As per the report, Sessions will be re-telecast for those who missed out on the classes.


With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Mathrubhumi English

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