CHANDIGARH: Even though schools will remain closed for now, the UT education department is considering calling teachers to school from June 8. The education department has declared summer vacations till June 7. The department is considering starting live classes from schools or getting video lessons recorded and distributed among children from June 8.
Director, school education Rubinderjit Singh Brar said this would help monitor online teaching and also help teachers prepare lessons better. A final decision is yet to be taken after consultations with stakeholders. “It is too early to say anything right now as everything is at discussion level. Once we have some points, we will discuss these with other stakeholders, including parents, private schools and teachers,” Brar said.
The committee formed to decide on reopening of schools will submit its report on June 4. On Monday, UT education department shared a timetable with teachers, which is to be followed by all government schools for online teaching for classes VI to VIII.
Education department also held a meeting with the new CBSE chairperson regarding the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) wherein UT education department has been asked to share within one week how it plans to continue teaching in a way that PISA preparations do not suffer. PISA is scheduled for 2021 but is expected to be rescheduled, officials said.