Press Trust of India|Oct 19, 2021
- Gujarat to start "gap education" to address difficulties with online classes: Report
Gujarat to start "gap education" to address difficulties with online classes: Report
Gujarat government to start "gap education", academic experts to map the gap in students’ knowledge and work out a plan for offline teaching
NEW DELHI: The government of Gujarat has decided to provide gap education to the students facing difficulties in subjects due to online classes, reported the Times of India. The government’s decision aims at addressing the problems faced by a large number of students studying in rural areas where there is a lack of internet access. The gap education will target the students who have been deprived of education during the lockdown period.
The minister of education, Jeetu Bhagnani called a meeting to find a solution to the difficulties faced by students in understanding the concept of various subjects due to online education.
As per the report in Times of India, state education minister, Jeetu Bhagnani said, “The government has received wide-scale feedback that due to online education, school students are facing issues in understanding lessons. Many students could not get online education in rural areas also. To help all such students, we have formed an expert committee who will study issues faced by the students due to online education.”
After a gap of more than a year, the schools in Gujarat reopened for offline sessions for the students of classes 6 and above recently. The minister informed that the government is considering opening classroom education for Classes 1 to 5 as well. He further informed academic experts will map the gap in students’ knowledge and work out a plan to match it during offline teaching, added the report. The government will address the issues faced by the students studying in different rural areas of the state shortly. The minister said, the objective of starting gap education is to help the students adjust to offline education smoothly and teach them well so they can excel in higher studies.
The minister further said the government is considering starting lower primary classes as well. He informed that the students studying in classes 1 to 5 have not been able to adapt to the concept of online education and have had the most damage to their studies.
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