All India Radio and Doordarshan will broadcast educational lessons to provide for the lack of classroom learning post COVID-19 lockdown in the state. Around 2.5 lakh students are to be benefited from the scheme especially in remote area where internet availability is poor or nil. Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBoSE) curriculum will frame the lessons for broadcast. The virtual learning will benefit primary, middle and high school level students.
Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui commented on Twitter, “EDN.Dept Meghalaya signed MoU for digitally Transmit lessons to students through DDK & AIR daily during closure period.”
Lessons designed by the Dept will be broadcasted in AIR TURA, SHILLONG, JOWAI and Airtel Channel 399. Private education too has suffered a tremendous blow due to the lack of a reliable internet connection.
Meghalaya currently has 11 active COVID-19 cases and the entirety of East Khasi Hills district has been declared as Red Zone.