Those students who do not have access to internet in Jammu and Kashmir may not worry as the School Education Department (SED) has decided to set up community schools for them.
There are many students upto 12th standard in the Union Territory who live in far flung areas and do not have access to internet. Community classes will be organized for these students by the department.
In an order issued by the Administrative Secretary School Education Department (SED) Bishwajit Kumar Singh, the officers of the department and heads of the schools have been directed to prioritise the community school for the children who do not have access to the internet and remain unavailable online classes.
“The Community School should invariably function in the open area or ground where the students can sit almost two metres apart from each other. In case of non-availability of such space, staggered schedule or shift timings and student rotation can be an option to run the classes,” the order reads.
As per reports, a local committee will be formed for each community school consisting of parents, VEC members, SMC members besides roping in other prominent persons from the area.