Wuhan virus: UP’s universities kick off online studies amid lockdown

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Lucknow, April 12: Amid 21-day nationwide lockdown to prevent from the spread of Coronavirus, online studies have been kicked off in the universities of Uttar Pradesh.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to further strengthen educational activities through Doordarshan. He has said that the lockdown should not have any adverse effect on the education of the students.

State’s Additional Chief Secretary Information and Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi told here on Sunday that on the instructions of the Chief Minister, arrangements have been made to provide education, during the lockdown period, to all the students of the state at home. The timetable for e-learning has also been prepared.

Awasthi said that in order to provide facilities for students to study at home, universities of the state have started online education. For this, e-content of various subjects is being prepared and uploaded continuously, which students can easily access at home.

He said that apart from this, universities have also arranged for online counseling of students to overcome the stress and depression related to examination and education.

Additional Chief Secretary Information informed that the Chief Minister has instructed Principal Secretary Higher Education, Principal Secretary Secondary Education, Principal Secretary Technical Education as well as Principal Secretary Vocational Education to strengthen online education system. He has also asked to train teachers for this.

Significantly, there is a lockdown across the country to deal with global pandemic Coronavirus. Chief Minister Yogi has decided to extend the lockdown in the state till April 30. Besides, it has been decided to close all educational institutions in the state by May 15.