STATE TIMES NEWS DODA: In absence of high speed mobile Internet services and very little access to smart phones by majority of the pupils, education department’s initiative to start virtual radio classes from AIR Bhadarwah is helping students of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district to learn and cover their syllabus during lockdown. Students and their parents, especially those living in rural areas with very little income and who could not afford private tution were a worried lot after all the schools got closed for a prolonged period of time due to nation wide lockdown. Hilly district Doda being a part of winter zone (schools remain closed from December to March for winter vacations) with harsh climatic conditions, March to September is the only productive period for the studies and to cover the syllabus in school as unlike other parts of the country where examinations are conducted in March /April, annual examinations upto 12th standard start from first week of October. Keeping in view the welfare of students, although authorities starred online classes from March 27 and accordingly all the schools of the district were linked with it, but as per the data collected by the education department only 55 percent have access to smart phones. Dr Anis Ahmed, Nodal officer Radio classes district Doda said that as per the direction of the Principal Secretary Education Asgar Samoon and Director Education Jammu Anuradha Gupta, we did started online classes in the district by linking 598 schools but after collecting the deta, it was known as out of 63,406 students only 37,837 have access to Internet and smartphones. “To bridge the gap of remaining 25, 569 students, majority of them belonging to BPL families and residing in far off hills of the district, we requested Prasar Bharti to provide a time slot on AIR Bhadarwah, accordingly daily virtual radio classes were started from May 29 for students of 9th to 12th standard,” Dr Anis added. Rana Arif Hamid, Incharge monitoring cell and coordinator radio classes said that we were fully aware of the reach of the radio in these hills but the overwhelming response we are getting was never expected, as of now not only the 25,569 students, but at an average a whopping 45,000 students are getting benefited by radio classes.
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