Speakers at webinar titled ‘Status of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education during COVID-19’ on Friday focused on the different adaptation measures of the teachers and highlighted the government’s efforts on utilising the affordances of the virtual teaching-learning platforms to connect the students since the pandemic began.
A significant number of learners still remained out of the online teaching-learning activities due to lack of training and resource constraints. It has become almost a great challenge to reach the cent percent students through remote learning methods if the pandemic continues, they apprehended.The speakers emphasised on continuous assessment of the students through reading and writing assignments for effective learning.
They also made some recommendations and urged the government to arrange massive training programs on remote teaching-learning for the teachers- students, internet service at free of cost or subsidised data packs and providing laptop and other devices for the teachers and students at free of cost who are in need.
Deputy Director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Rangpur Region, Md Akhteruzzaman graced the event as chief guest while President GEIST International Foundation and Coordinator , SEED Research Team chaired the session.
Principal, Robertsongonj High School & College, Rangpur, Zakir Hossain Head teacher, Kaliganj Karim Uddin Public Pilot High School, Kaliganj, Lalmonirhat, Khurshiduzzaman Ahmed, Head Teacher ,Syed Kutub Jalal Model High School Dakshin Surma, Sylhet , Abdul Malik Raju, Assistant Teacher, Maymonshing Zilla School, Maymonshing Md. Khurshid Alam Talukder, Assistant Head Teacher, GK Model High School, Gazipur, S M Tahmina and Lecturer, Govt Teachers Training College Rajshahi, Joydeb Kmumar Kundu attended as guest speakers.
Around 100 teachers, including education officials, heads of different institutes, teachers and parents from different divisions, across the country joined the event organised by GEIST International Foundation.