Nawanshahr, May 26
Lending new dimensions to the ‘Ghar Baithe Sikhiya’ programme of the state Education Department, Government Smart Middle School, Karimpur, here, on Monday organised the parent-teacher meet (PTM) via Zoom (a videoconferencing app).
Following the guidelines received from the Education Secretary to hold virtual PTM for Classes VI to XII from May 23 to 25 and make calls to all parents, Monika Sharma, English mistress-cum-in-charge of the school took the initiative to bring all parents together on a single platform and discussed their wards’ performances as well challenges being faced by them during the present crisis.
Sharma said before organising the PTM via Zoom, she had a telephonic conversation with students and parents in rural areas during which she guided them about the Zoom app and its functioning.
“The students were smart enough to learn to how to use the app and around 11 am, we started the PTM,” she said.
She said there were 50 students in Classes VI, VII and VIII and a majority of the parents were able to attend the PTM online via the app.
“The parents were happy as it was their first such experience. They lauded the efforts of the Education Department for providing the education facility during the lockdown,” Monika said.
Harman, a student of Class VI, said she had been attending classes via Doordarshan TV channel. She said her mother was elated after the video call and was surprised over the advancement of technology and how the communication system had been changed.
She said since the imposition of lockdown, the school had been providing education facility through TV, Radio and other social media tools under the ‘Ghar Baithe Sikhiya programme. Besides, taking regular classes as per the given schedule, teachers had also been managing online weekly tests as well as other activities.
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