This initiative specifically targets the identification, admission and continuing education of migrant children who have been affected during the pandemic.

The Education Department has called on states to conduct a door-to-door survey to identify out-of-school children and prepare an action plan for their enrollment as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID pandemic -19, in particular on migrants. , according to officials.

The ministry also recommended relaxing detention standards to avoid dropouts this year, as well as a series of measures to address the loss of learning due to the closure of schools due to the coronavirus.

This initiative is particularly aimed at the identification, admission and continuing education of migrant children who have been affected during the pandemic, they said.

“In order to mitigate the impact of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on out-of-school children, it has been deemed necessary that each State and territory of the Union devise an appropriate strategy to prevent the increase in dropouts. education, declining enrollment, loss of learning and deterioration. in the progress made in recent years in terms of universal access, quality and equity, ”said a senior ministry official.

<< Les États et les UT ont été invités à procéder à une identification appropriée des enfants non scolarisés (OoSC) pour la tranche d'âge de 6 à 18 ans grâce à une enquête porte-à-porte complète et à préparer un plan d'action pour leur inscription >>, official added.

The ministry has also issued guidelines to provide support to students when schools close and when they reopen.

“To ensure that schoolchildren have access to quality and equitable education and to minimize the impact of the pandemic on school education across the country, the Ministry of Education has developed and published guidelines detailed on the actions to be taken by States and UT when closing schools and reopening schools, ”said the official.

Explore the option of the classroom on wheels and small group classes at village level, increase children’s access to online and digital resources, use television and radio to reduce learning losses and ensure easy and quick access to uniform supplies, textbooks and midday meals are part of the ministry’s recommendations for supporting students when schools are closed.

Likewise, guidelines for supporting students when schools reopen after an extended closure include preparing and managing school readiness modules and bridging courses for the initial period so they can adapt. to the school environment and do not feel stressed or left behind.

It was also recommended to identify pupils of different classes according to their level of learning and to relax detention standards to avoid dropping out of school this year.

The ministry also suggested encouraging children to read books beyond the curriculum and engage in creative writing and problem solving to ensure reading with comprehension and numeracy skills.

Large-scale remedial programs and learning improvement programs should be organized to alleviate learning loss and inequalities, he recommended.

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