DIBRUGARH, May 31 - Following disruptions in teaching and learning process through traditional education system due to the pandemic induced lockdown, the teaching fraternity of Dibrugarh University has been driven to think and plan alternative ways to continue with the education system.
Given that the online education system is not comprehensive and holistic in the case of Assam, Dibrugarh University Teachers� Association (DUTA) during its two days of deliberations discussed on various emerging issues due to the pandemic, particularly on the impact on the education system as a whole, it�s far-reaching consequences and challenges on the society and possible solutions.
Following lengthy discussions, DUTA resolved to come up with an applicable methodology for teaching and learning during the pandemic and post-pandemic period.
Accordingly, the meeting of the DUTA formed a five-member committee with Dr Nirud Baruah as the president and Dr Kalyan Bhuyan as its coordinator. The other members include Dr Dipak Chetia, Dr Jiten Hazarika and Dr Chandan Kumar Sharma. The committee will pen down all the possible approaches to be adopted for teaching and learning process in the given situation and produce the draft by June 1, DUTA president Dr Pranjal Bezbaruah and its general secretary Dibyajyoti Dutta stated in a release.
The teachers� association has also urged upon the public and the students in particular not to be discouraged and disheartened due to the present crisis. They urged upon the people to follow the health protocol and other guidelines strictly.
In the wake of the Assam government deciding to resume schooling from June 15, DUTA has also urged upon the government to ensure that classes are conducted in phases and with sound planning so that the safety of the children are guaranteed.