Get out of e-learning mode, get ready to resume classes on campus: Minister

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State Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant, who interacted with students at the College of Engineering in Pune on Friday, advised them to exit the e-learning mode and observed that although colleges have resumed classes on the Maharashtra campus since October 20, classroom attendance has been low.

With college administrations currently offering blended education, both offline and online, he said college principals and students should prepare for offline classes, as was the norm before the pandemic. of Covid-19.

He said many students asked him to continue taking the online exams, especially since the results were quite good last year, but Samant reminded students that the learning mode and online exams were a response to the pandemic, not the norm.

Addressing a press conference held at the CoEP on Friday after interacting with students, Samant said that it has been observed that many students do not show up for physical classes at colleges because they are not completely vaccinated. The Maharashtra government has demanded that only fully vaccinated students be allowed to attend classes offline.

“Therefore, a mass vaccination campaign, Mission Yuva Swasthya, was specially planned for the students. It will be from October 25 to November 2 and our goal is to vaccinate 40 lakh students in more than 5,000 colleges in Maharashtra, ”he said.

The co-director of education has asked colleges to compile and send a list of all vaccinated students, those with one dose and two doses, after which the drive will take place.

Asked about the reopening of homes and canteens since a large number of antenna students depend on them, the minister said that the department was in favor of opening the same thing and that the directors concerned of the Department of l Higher and technical education have been instructed to review the facilities and open them.

Speaking on other issues, Samant said the government of Maharashtra had appointed a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Dr Raghunath Mashelkar to suggest recommendations on how to adapt the new education policy for the State.


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