Tripura launches workbooks for Classes 1 to 12 to help students prepare at home amidst pandemic

In an effort to help students prepare for home studies, the state government today unveiled workbooks prepared by the State Council of Educational Research (SCERT) for students in grades 1-12. The books would now be distributed free of charge to students in all classes of schools.

Speaking to reporters at the end of a 5-day training program of Key Resource Persons (KRPs) under Nistha 2.0 – the state’s ambitious training project for high school teachers and the inaugural session of workbooks prepared by SCERT, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that The government has decided to soon provide free workbooks to students from grades 1 to 12, so that they can be well prepared at home.

“In general, students buy guides and notes from outside. Workbooks with a total of 85 topics were launched today. State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has decided to launch workbooks for Classes 1 to 12, so today we have launched workbooks on a total of 85 subjects. This is the first initiative of its kind to be adopted nationwide,” Nath told reporters on Tuesday.

The minister also said that the SCERT and the school education department would start distributing these workbooks and that all students would receive these books from the next academic session.

It was learned that the workbook contains different practice sets and exercises to develop the meta-thinking ability of students.

Earlier on January 29, Tripura’s Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath, while announcing the state government’s decision to reopen all educational institutions, from schools to universities, said that school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic had caused severe learning losses. caused and impaired mental health. of students.

He had said recent estimates showed that keeping schools closed for the past two years meant students were unable to meet with their friends, suffered severe disabilities in mental growth and had learning losses.

Tripura announced ‘Nutan Disha’ (New Direction) in 2019 to assess the true educational status of students and best equip students studying from 3rd to 8th standard and minimize the learning delay. It involved an educational assessment of every state student in the elementary and elementary levels and found that 57% school students in grades 3-8 were unable to read or solve basic arithmetic.

The government also introduced a series of innovative steps, including recorded lessons broadcast via local television channels and the national telecaster, neighborhood lessons, SMS and social media lessons.

As part of the innovative initiatives, Tripura took the initiative to run a dedicated channel where leading educators discuss curricula and additional curricula with students stranded at home during the pandemic. Eight months after the launch of the Vande Tripura channel, the government started in January this year with educational news bulletins for students, teachers, parents and people for 10 minutes a week.

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