Jaipur: Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot has directed all school directors in the State not to take advance fees of three months from the students till the lockdown continues, which was implemented to prevent from corona infection. Taking decision in the interest of students, he said that name of any student should not be cut for not depositing fees. He also directed to promote all school students to next class except students of class X and XII board exams.
Shri Gehlot on Thursday through video conference was reviewing the situation of academic session of all educational institutions including schools and colleges during the lockdown. He directed that as far as possible all schools and colleges should arrange for online lecture and e-learning, so that students continue with their studies and could fruitfully utilise their time being at home.
8th Semester Exams to be Held On Priority
It was decided in the conference that summer vacation in all Higher and Technical Education institutions will be announced from April 15, but summer vacation will not be there in schools from April 15. Along with, it was decided that after the lockdown ends, the examinations of eighth semester will be held on priority in institutions affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University.
5-Member Committee For Exams and Forthcoming Session
Minister of State for Higher Education Shri Bhanwar Singh Bhati in the conference said that the higher education department has made a five-member committee to decide the schedule of University examinations, which will give its suggestion for the examinations and forthcoming academic session after the lockdown ends. The committee includes Vice-Chancellor of University of Rajasthan, Jai Narain Vyas University and Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Commissioner College Education and Secretary Higher Education.
Books Of All Classes Are Available Online
Minister of State for Education Shri Govind Singh Dotasara said that books of all classes have been made available online. Now work is on for preparing online content for students so that children staying at home can continue their studies.
YouTube Channel Ready For E-Content
Minister of State for Technical Education Dr Subhash Garg said that mid semester examinations in technical educational institutions have been completed online. A YouTube channel has been readied to provide e-content to students, on which more than 600 lectures have been uploaded. Teachers have been directed to prepare maximum e-content.
Chief Secretary Shri DB Gupta, Secretary Higher Education Smt Suchi Sharma, Secretary School Education Smt Manju Rajpal and Commissioner College Education Shri Pradeep Borad and other officers were present in the conference.
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