The Department of Public Instruction, Karnataka will launch TV classes on DD Chandana for classes 5-7 from November 23. Four lessons of 30 minutes each will be aired from Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9.30 am and 5.30pm to 6pm for five weeks.
So far, the Samveda e-classes were available only for high school students but the programme has now been extended to lower classes as schools continue to remain shut in the pandemic.
“The Department of State Education Research and Training (DSERT) has released a schedule for first language Kannada and second language English, third language Hindi, maths, science and social sciences in Kannada medium for classes 5-7. Primary school teachers will be in charge of the lessons,” said S. Suresh Kumar, minister for primary and secondary education.
Kumar also appealed to students and parents to utilise the programme for better continuity of studies.
“Officials have been asked to reach out to students and ensure that students are well aware about the programme,” he said.
The TV lessons are being launched nearly a month after the outreach learning programme Vidyagama was halted in the state over fears of Covid infection, which limited the learning options for government school children.
According to an official spokesperson, the state education department has no immediate plans to start television lessons for classes 1-5 and it will be depend on the Covid situation. DD Chandana has a viewership of around 7 lakh.
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