Srinagar, Dec 21: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has asked the School Education Department to ensure distribution of textbooks from Class I to VIII are through the school to every elementary level school going child, in the beginning of the academic session 2021-22-
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the MoE for Government of India (GoI) in an annual project board meeting has said, “All the states and UTs will ensure that relevant textbooks (Covering Class I to VIII) are printed and distributed through the school (if required, then at the doorstep) to every elementary level school going child, in the beginning of the academic session 2021-22”.
The MoE has also said that the system for distribution of textbooks for students of secondary and senior secondary level may also be overseen by States and UTs to ensure their timely distribution.
Besides the MoE has also said that with the present COVID wave, that is more virulent and faster spreading, an urgent need was felt to plan for the challenges ahead and prepare to make progress for the sake of students, parents, community and all stakeholders involved in this pursuit.
“Hence, taking a holistic view, the Department has prepared a comprehensive COVID Response document consolidating all the previous guidelines and intervention to mitigate the impact of the pandemic,” the MoE said.
The guidelines were issued earlier in 2021 and it delineates detailed action plans and timelines for all stakeholders involved in access, retention, Continuous Learning Capacity Building and stakeholder engagement—(KNO)