Ministry of Education recently took to Twitter to launch the new alternate academic calendar 2021-22. This revised academic calendar aims to encourage home-based learning and requires the undertaking of teachers or parents for conducting various activities. Apart from this, the education ministry also aims to evaluate the progress of learning of students during the pandemic period. This is another reason why the new academic calendar will be implemented. Candidates must note that this initiative, under the ambit of NEP 2020, pertains to Class 1-5.
To inform students, parents and schools about this calendar, the ministry also pasted the calendar link in their official tweet. This link provides detailed information about the class-wise and subject-wise activities along with those for children without any devices. The link provided by the Ministry of Education will redirect students to the official website of the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) i.e., ncert.nic.in.
The link mentions various important details apart from the 8-week alternative academic calendar for the Primary standards. The website mentions how schools were closed for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were compelled to continue theirs studies at home. Keeping these factors in mind, NCERT and the Education Ministry decided to revisit the existing academic calendar. In the end, various activities have been inserted in this calendar to assist students who have no access to digital devices.
To provide a clear idea about the revised academic calendar, authorities have included three elements in the PDF – generic guidelines, subject-specific activities and use of various digital resources. Different and useful ways to assess students have also been integrated into this calendar.
After opening the PDF, students and parents will get a clear view of the revised calendar. A subject-wise weekly calendar has been provided for students of classes 1-5. The students of classes 1 and 2, have to study the subjects i.e Hindi, English, Urdu and Mathematics. Students of classes 3, 4 and 5, have to study 5 subjects – Hindi, English, Urdu, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Apart from this, detailed insight is also provided on two important subjects – Art Education and Health & Physical Education.
Students, teachers and schools are advised to read all the instructions mentioned in the PDF document. The basic aim of this revision in the academic calendar is to facilitate students of the primary section to receive the right kind of education. This is especially applicable under serious circumstances i.e pandemic like situation, so that all students, irrespective of whether they have access to digital devices or not, receive the right standards of education.