COVID pandemic affected edu, dev of children: SED

COVID pandemic affected edu, dev of children:SED

Urges students to access online content from repositories

Srinagar, Feb 04: The School Education Department (SED) has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed certain mental health challenges among the students that affected their education and development.

In this regard, the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Tassaduq Hussain Mir urged the students to access online content from the repositories.

Mir in a circular issued on said, “Pandemic and lockdowns have reduced the offline interactions of students and teachers to a greater extent resulting in learning gaps among children.”

He said, “It has also posed certain mental health challenges in students which are badly telling upon their education and development.”

The director said that the department has endeavored to reach out and engage students and teachers from the day one of the pandemic through different online interventions to continue their education and maintain a sound mental health.

“The government of India and Jammu and Kashmir has time to time made available different digital repositories of e-content and other digital resources to help students and teachers to continue their education and take benefit of these facilities,” reads the circular.

Mir said, “Now online education and e-learning content has become the order of the day and our students and teachers must take benefit for excellence in learning. This will help in improving the learning outcomes among the students.”

“Similar concern was raised by Advisor (B) to the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir during a meeting held on January-07 to review the working of the School Education Department,” he said.

The director impressed upon all the Chief Education Officers, Principal District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIETs), Head of the Institutions, Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) to encourage students and teachers to access and use the digital resources and e-learning content from the repositories keeping all the cyber safety and security measures in consideration.

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