In a bid to bring about qualitative improvement in school education, Haryana has signed an agreement with Reliance Jio TV under the Chief Minister Distance Education Programme. Under the pact, all the four educational channels of Edust will be available free of cost on Jio’s platform. Students can access the channels on TV, tablet, smartphone, desktop and laptop.
The broadcast will also available on Geo-TV which will help students watch the content at their own pace and time.
The move will bring some relief in India where more than 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary education in Anganwadi centres are worst hit by school closures.
In Haryana, the new collaboration with Jio TV will help 52 lakh Hindi and English medium students studying in various private and government institutions. It will also help children who were most likely to miss the distance learning opportunities due to lack of amenities.
In Haryana, the education department is also preparing separate educational content for candidates appearing for competitive exaonation such as JEE and NEET.
As per a report prepared by UNICEF, about 600 million South Asian children are impacted by the onslaught of COVID-19 and the trail of consequences that it has left.