AGARTALA, April 26 - Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has convened a meeting on Monday to discuss issues related to school education triggered by the coronavirus-forced lockdown.
The education system in the State has suffered due the lockdown. In most states, students have been promoted to the next class without exams and Tripura also did the same.
The new academic session has already begun but classes could not be held yet owing to the ongoing lockdown.
The Education Department has introduced online classes besides teaching through cable news channels and also set up a call centre where teachers take questions from students and answer their queries during appointed hours.
Another major concern is that certain examinations of the State board and the Central board remained unfinished.
In Tripura, though the Madhyamik examination has concluded, the higher secondary examination could not be completed.
The evaluation of answer scripts commenced from April 24 but no decision has been taken on unfinished examinations at the higher secondary level. Besides, the dates for joint entrance examinations are yet to be finalised and this will cast a shadow on the admission of students to medical and engineering colleges.
All these have created a complicated situation. Sources said the Education Minister will discuss all these issues with the Education Secretary and directors of higher, secondary and elementary education departments. A final decision is likely to be taken during Monday�s meeting.
The meeting will be followed by a national-level meeting convened by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday.
The national-level meeting will be held through video-conferencing and all issues related to education, including postponement of exams, promotion to higher classes and joint entrance examination, will be deliberated, official sources said.