Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal today launched the alternative academic calendar for the next eight weeks for the secondary stage, classes 9, 10 on September 15. The alternative academic calendar for primary and upper primary stages, and higher secondary stages were released earlier.
Pokhriyal tweeted, saying, “Launched the Alternative Academic Calendar (AAC) for the next 8 weeks for the secondary stage today. Alternative Academic Calendar for 12 weeks for primary & upper primary stages and AAC for secondary & higher secondary stages for 4 weeks had already been released.”
“The Calendar further aims to empower our students, teachers, school principals & parents with positive ways to deal with COVID-19 via online teaching-learning resources and achieve the best possible learning outcomes,” he tweeted.
The calendar has a list of activities about which students may be guided through SMS on mobile phones or voice calls. These activities are devised keeping in mind students who do not have access to high-end infrastructure, as per NCERT. A week-wise plan for the secondary stage (from classes 9 to 10) has been developed, keeping in view the choice of availability of tools with the teachers. Links for e-resources have been provided along with the activities.