A unique move by the civic authority as a radio school has been started in city to ease the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As per information, the project named as ‘School outside the school ‘and the Government’s ambitious scheme ‘Result oriented study based basic skill development programme’ is implemented through this project. Under Radio School, All India Radio Nagpur (MW 585 Khz or 512.8 mt) has started broadcasting the programmes from May 1 on every Tuesday and Friday in a week at 10.35 am. The purpose of this special educational radio program is to provide regular study to students of the state at home during the lockdown period.
The School Education Department has asked all the students to listen to this program regularly and continue their studies. Besides this radio program, class-wise and subject-wise interesting educational material will also be made available to students from time to time through teachers. Department of Education Zilla Parishad and Department of Women and Child Welfare have prepared a classified list of parents, their mobile numbers, and whatsapp numbers to send the study material on their mobiles. The groups of parents are prepared on whatsapp and with the help of Anganwadi Sevika and teachers, the study material under different categories like pre-primary, standard 1,2and standard 3 to 5 is being provided on groups. Department of Education and Zilla Parishad have appealed Sarpanch, School Management Committees in respective towns and villages to encourage parents to take advantage of this school and social media. Those having android mobile sets can download news on air app of Prasar Bharati to listen live programme. Also parents should send ‘Hi’ on 8830282346 and 9527121898 to get whatsApp messages.