Tripura government has announced a special initiative for activity-based learning named ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’. The new scheme was floated aiming at engaging students by disseminating audio and video contents focused on hands-on learning activities and messages of simple projects, fun activities and games among them through WhatsApp or SMS services. “The new scheme can be accessed via smartphones of guardians. In case no smartphone is available, SMS services would be used to teach students”.
Guidelines of ‘Ektu Khelo, Ektu Padho’:
- As per the novel guidelines, instructions of the day’s lessons and exercises will reach students on their mobile phones every morning.
- Feedback on their performance will be collected in the afternoon.
- The content would be shared from state headquarters to academic coordinators in different districts, who would then coordinate among concerned headmasters in the area.
- Headmasters, who would engage their teachers to monitor the process, would be responsible for reporting back with feedback and any hiccups found in the exercise.
Tripura currently has 4,398 government and government-aided schools apart from 335 private schools. Five lakh students study in these schools across the state including nearly a lakh admitted in the private schools.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Chief Minister of Tripura: Biplab Kumar Deb.
- Governor of Tripura: Ramesh Bais.