GUWAHATI, June 13 - The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College here organised an international webinar on the topic �State of Education During Covid-19 Pandemic in Morocco� on Saturday, said a press release.
Prof Paromita Das, visiting professor at the Indian Studies Facult� des Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco, and former HOD, History, Gauhati University, delivered the lecture on the topic as the resource person. In her speech, Prof Das made a cursory inquest into different aspects of Morocco�s historical background, social and cultural orientation, and its prevalent education system. She highlighted how Morocco has tried to cope with the difficulties posed by the present Covid-19 pandemic situation in the field of education, especially the hardships that the students face with the shift to the virtual mode of online teaching. In Morocco only 48 per cent of the families with children enrolled in primary school, 51 per cent in junior high school, 69 per cent in high school and 56 per cent in higher education could follow lessons using digital platform. In contrast, children in 18 per cent of families do not follow the lessons at all, Prof Das added. She called upon all the teachers to come up with innovations to make the online classes interesting for the students, and at the same time, refrain from overburdening them with too much of online activities considering the health hazards the electronic gadgets might have upon them.
Earlier, inaugurating the webinar, Dr Sikhamoni Konwar, Principal of the host college, threw light on the importance of studying and understanding the impact of Covid-19 situation in areas concerning education in different parts of the world so that strategies can be framed to deal with it in India�s context. She asserted that knowing about Morocco�s education scenario in this hour of crisis would go a long way in this direction.
The webinar was attended by many participants from different parts of Assam and the rest of the country, the USA, Morocco and other parts of the world.
Prof Das�s lecture was followed by an interactive session among the participants that included students and academicians from the USA and Morocco. The entire session was coordinated by Dr Ranjan Kumar Bhatta, Coordinator, IQAC of the college. Dr Anup Kumar Deka offered the vote of thanks.