With the uncertainty looming regarding the re-opening of the class for the schools, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam has launched streaming of classroom teaching through YouTube for the class 10 students this week.
The SEBA Examination Controller, Nayan Jyoti Sarmah has spoken to media stating that the initiative taken by the state education board along with the support of the SIQUES EDUAID LLP Data centre will also help the students from the CBSE Board since the curriculum in both the boards are based on the NCERT curriculum apart from the literature and social science subjects.
The Assam board officials have stated that students can type SEBA and send a WhatsApp test to the following number - 9477994779 to get the Youtube link, Sarmah added that the board has made the course content available on Youtube so that the students who have started preparing for the Class 10 boards for the next academic year do not lag behind due to the lockdown. He also added that the students can learn the class 10 lessons in phases and the course contents and lessons will be available in Assamese and English. He also added that the curriculum will be available in the Bodo medium and will be prepared by using 3D technology to make the lessons enjoyable for the students.
The course contents have been reviewed by the board so that the lessons given remain strictly based on the prescribed syllabus.
Although the school heads have created WhatsApp groups in order to teach the students during the lockdown period it has not covered the larger set of students who have not used the instant messaging App.
The Assam Board unlike the others who have decided to promote the students from class 1 to 9 without conducting term-end exams conducted the exams for its students in December 2019 and began the classes for the class, 10 students, before COVID-19 struck and the classes were shut for the students.
Sarmah has however added that less than 20 percent of the class 10 result related work is remaining. He stated that they are not worried about declaring the results of the class 10 students because the evaluation of the answer sheets has been completed. He further pointed out that the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the disease must not hinder the preparations of the students who will be appearing for the examinations.