Kohima: After the state government permitted schools to resume online classes after completion of summer break on May 24, the Directorate of School Education (DoSE), Nagaland, issued guidelines for conducting online classes for both government and private schools.

It warned that regular classes through normal mode (offline) remain suspended till further notice.

The department notified that the duration for online classes for pre-primary students should not be for more than 30 minutes per day. For classes I to VIII, two online sessions of 45 minutes each or three online sessions of 30 minutes each shall be conducted. For classes IX to XII, four sessions of 30-45 minutes each per day shall be conducted.

Teachers and students should use the video lessons broadcast for classes V to XII during the lockdown period last year, which are available on the Department’s Youtube Channel (DoSE Nagaland) and Facebook Page (School Education, Nagaland). The use of DIKSHA Platform and SWAYAM Portal is also encouraged.

Teachers must also prepare explanatory notes, worksheets, assignments and so on for topics given in textbooks/syllabus for Classes I to XII and share with students through Online/WhatsApp mode.

Post-total-lockdown guidelines:

After lifting of total lockdown, school heads are directed to make arrangements for distribution of notes, worksheets, assignments, and so on, to the students or parents once or twice a week on different days and timings for different classes following the SOPs notified by the State Government from time to time.

Parents and students shall also be notified for submission of the completed worksheets, assignments on specified days at different intervals of time for different classes. In this regard, schools are directed to collect the completed worksheets and assignments and distribute the new notes, worksheets and assignments along with feedback.

Further, parents are encouraged to take interest in the worksheets and assignments of their children and assist in the online mode of education as far as possible.

The school heads are directed to ensure that only a reasonable number of worksheets and assignments can be completed by students through self-study and are given to students.

It notified that delivery of education should be the focus and not the completion of the syllabus.

Directives for strict compliance in government schools:

1. Teachers are directed to record details of notes, worksheets and assignments that are prepared and distributed along with feedbacks in the Teachers’ Diary and the same shall be checked and countersigned by the School Heads regularly. It informed that new Teacher’s Diary will be issued soon.

2. School Heads must upload daily activities in the online school monitoring portal from May 26 before 4 pm of all working days along with attendance report of teachers.

3. Teachers who left their place posting during the Summer Vacation can conduct online classes from their present place of stay till such time interdistrict and intra-district travel is allowed by the Government.

4. It is mandatory for all Government School teachers, including school heads, to register at the Teacher’s App. School heads must ensure that all teachers serving under their establishment are registered at the Teacher’s App.

Particulars of teachers who have not yet registered at the Teacher’s APP due to mobile number mismatch are also directed to submit it through respective School Heads for necessary updating.

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