P S Walia Kapurthala, May 13
Deputy commissioner Kapurthala Vishesh sarangal launched this project by distributing free E-learning subscription letters to students from Government schools Ghanta Ghar and Randhir schools today at DAC .
While interacting with the students, the Deputy Commissioner said that it’s a capacity building Program which would be very useful in coming vacations as they would be able to study the educational material which was not related to their school syllabus but to plug the study gaps.
The subscription will be valid for three years free of cost and students can clear their concepts of previous classes that they might miss during the study in class.
Terming it a giant step to enable the students at government schools from 8 to 12 standards to have free access to online quality material for competitive exams like JEE, IIT etc, the Deputy Commissioner has informed that the District Administration has recently partnered with The Intelligent Indian NGO for their Bridge-Ed initiative and BYJU for that.
The subscription will provide free high-quality educational content, mapped with the Punjab board in English, Hindi, and Punjabi languages to the government school students.
Besides that Students aiming to enter IITs and medical institutions will be equipped with e-learning resources for IIT-JEE/NEET exams.
He asked the education department officials to ensure the eligible students must attain benefit from that as presently over 500 students have received the licenses, while other 10,000students are in pipeline.Highlighting Education Technology as the needed hour, the Deputy Commissioner said that summer vacations are an apt time for students to learn and enhance their academics and these courses will come in handy and shall ensure their academic progress throughout school break in May and June. He envisions implementing the program across all the government schools in the district in the next three months, to equip the students with online education. In the second phase of the program, the government schools will receive training to introduce a happiness curriculum, menstrual curriculum, sustainable development goals, education on climate change etc. Students who got the subscription letters while sharing their plans said that it would be a great assistant to shape their careers. Deepanshu and Jatin Dhawan who wants to be the IT professionals thank the district administration. While sharing their earlier experience as in lockdown they got the paid subscription, they said that now they have additional aid for learning in all streams like commerce, arts , science, medical etc. It may also be mentioned here that to ensure the subscription to all eligible students especially the 11 and 12th class students , deputy commissioner has asked the education officials to compile and submit the data of students like their class , mobile no etc so that all students have the access of online classes ans coaching also in vacations. Addressing the Girl students who sets their goals to be the police officers, sports coaches etc , deputy commissioner asks them to work on daily basis and evaluate themselves to achieve their goals in future . Meanwhile DEO secondary Rampal singh has assured that the remaining students would get free subscription in a week so that they would be able for self based learning in vacations.