Department of Education writes to states and UTs with learning recovery plan and schedule of activities
The Department of Education has written to states and union territories with a learning resumption plan to ensure a learning continuum and mitigate the impact of the pandemic. This includes financial support for students, funds for primary school teachers to purchase tablets and Rs 20 lakh per state and union territory to conduct a study on oral reading fluency (ORF).
“A comprehensive Learning Recovery Plan (LRP) has been prepared which sets out the action to be taken by each stakeholder, the indicative annual schedule of activities, existing interventions that can be used and additional support with funding in place. as a one-time measure.” To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, an urgent and appropriate strategy to ensure a learning continuum is imperative. We have taken a multi-pronged and holistic approach to ensure children receive appropriate support,” the department said in the letter to states and union territories.
States were urged to include in their annual work plans and budgets interventions such as financial support of Rs 500 per capita for all primary and upper secondary students, Rs 10,000 per capita for 25 lakh teachers at primary for tablets, funds for ORF study, financial support of Rs 6.40 lakh non-recurring and Rs 2.40 lakh recurrent cost including for tablets for ICT facilities in each block resource center ( BRC) and Rs 1,000 per Cluster Resource Center (CRC) as mobility support under the learning resumption plan.
Identify and locate out-of-school children and dropouts in each grade, ensure the implementation of bridging courses and a school readiness module for secondary grades, consolidate schools with private schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas or Navodaya Vidyalayas to learn from each other, create district wise strategy for results-based National Achievement Survey (NAS) post interventions, are among the activities listed in the academic calendar by the ministry with set deadlines.
The schedule of activities also includes the preparation and deployment of personalized training programs for teachers, the provision of textbooks and uniforms and the monitoring of each child by preparing a register of children at school level which is available until at the district level.
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