Center issues directive to States/ UTs to conduct door to door survey to identify ‘out-of-school’ migrant children

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New Delhi, 10 January: The Union Education Ministry on Sunday issued a directive to the States and Union Territories (UTs) regarding the education of children of migrant labourers returning home due to Covid-19, to identify, enrol and ensure education of such children. .

The Union Ministry of Education has issued guidelines to help students during the school closures and after they reopen.

States and Union Territories have been advised to conduct a comprehensive door-to-door survey to properly identify children between the ages of 6 to 18 who are out of school and prepare an action plan for their registration in schools.

In order to reduce the impact of the challenges faced by school children due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was considered necessary that every state and UT dropout increase and decrease registration, loss of education, universal accessibility and quality in recent years Prepare appropriate strategies to deal with the problem of deficiency in education provided.

The Ministry of Education has provided access to education with quality and equity to school going children and to help the state and union territories during and after school closures to reduce the impact of the epidemic on school education.

However, these guidelines have been issued for the purpose of ensuring. The ministry has advised local teachers, volunteers and community participation to the states to continue non-residential education of out-of-school children and special needs children. On-the-go schools, it is recommended to conduct classes in small groups in villages, increase access to online and digital sources to children, and to look into the possibilities of studying through television and radio to reduce the loss of education.

The ministry has asked the state and union territories to start enrolment campaigns like ‘Praveshotsav’, ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ etc. at the beginning of the academic year. Awareness should be created between parents and the community for enrolment and attendance of children.