The programme Oppamundu Adhyapakar is being carried out on a pilot foundation in all government- and aided faculties in Ernakulam.
Unless the COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs improves drastically and faculties reopen anytime quickly, the higher secondary students throughout the State might find yourself finishing their education with out ever assembly their academics in particular person.
The gaps that this season of distant studying might go away within the teachers and persona of youngsters have prompted the State Education Department to rollout a mentoring programme for them facilitating private interactions between academics and students.
The programme, Oppamundu Adhyapakar (Teachers Are With You) is being carried out on a pilot foundation in all government- and aided faculties in Ernakulam beneath the Career Guidance and Adolescent Counselling Cell (CGACC) of the General Education Department.
“Under the programme, teachers in a school will be assigned as mentors to a specific number of students. While the counsellors and career guides associated with Souhrida Clubs functioning in higher secondary schools will lend the overall support, all teachers are being made participants in the programme,” stated C.M. Azeem, State coordinator, CGACC.
A gathering was held by the district deputy director of schooling and college principals to chalk out an implementation technique. The programme might be reviewed and primarily based on its impression might be rolled out throughout the State.
The programme has its genesis within the high quality enchancment programme being carried out by the Education Department within the 20 most backward faculties a 12 months. The programme that included even home visits by the academics has been discovered extremely efficient.
“We have asked the teachers to conduct multiple interactions with students in a month to identify and address their academic and non-academic issues. While academic issues will be addressed by linking them up with the teachers concerned, emotional issues will be either referred to school counsellors or to government referral facilities,” stated Mr. Azeem.
A coaching programme might be organised for academics on tackling the issues they encounter primarily based on the suggestions from them after a month’s implementation.