Pune: PMC Imparting Education To 80,000 Students Daily Through Online And Offline Classes

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Mehab Qureshi

Pune, November 2, 2020: While the schools are closed since the onset of lockdown, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) under the campaign ‘School closed, but education on’ has managed to successfully reach out to students of 269 primary schools of all mediums for the academic year 2020-2021.

As many as 77,942 students are currently benefitted under this scheme. Both online and offline options are given to students. However, a major chunk of the students seems to rely upon the online mode of classes.

While 40,011 students have opted for daily online classes through Zoom, WhatsApp, Edumitra, Google Meet and Diksha application. At the same time,37,931 students have also opted for offline classes.

How are offline students studying?

Offline students are taught through phone calls, SMS services, integrated textbooks, and via Television program on Sahyadri channel as well.

Keeping the mid-day meal service in mind, PMC has also distributed 6 kg rice to the families of students from class 1 to 5 and 9 kg for grades 6 to 8. The distribution of pulses has also started. This form of supplies has been distributed in June, July and August as well.

Speaking to Punekarnews.in, PMC Additional Commissioner Rubal Agarwal said, “We are giving our best so that they are not left behind with the education during the ongoing pandemic. We are utilising a maximum of our resources in this regard.”

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