In Punjab, state government is all set to introduce online tutorials in several government senior secondary schools so that it can provide quality education and produce more professionals.
The state’s education department will soon implement the scheme as the programme has already got approval. In Ludhiana, such online tutorials would be launched in as many as five schools.
Edusat is the primary requirement for this scheme and there are only 41 secondary schools that are well versed with it. The remaining 228 schools have ROT (receive only terminals) provision.
The tutorials will be meant for extra coaching after school hours. The pilot project will provide the service for free. However, a particular fees structure will be set later.
Stressing upon more benefits for students belonging to rural area, the tutorials will also be open for those who are not studying in government schools. Daljit Singh Cheema, state education minister, said that the idea of starting up the tutorials has been adopted keeping in view the fact that sufficient coaching for competitive exams is not available in villages.
To begin with, a total of 100 schools from the state will be chosen for the programme. More attention will be paid at schools with more number of children enrolled in medical and non-medical streams.
Cheema added that live lectures will be provided to the students keen to appear for competitive exams. To clarify doubts in any subject, interactive sessions will also be arranged for the students.
The programme would benefit those students who are facing a tough time because of non-availability of sufficient coaching in rural areas.