Govt issues guidelines for parents to help kids learn during COVID-19 induced school closures

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The Ministry of Education has released guidelines for the parent to help their children who have stayed at home during COVID-19 induced school closure.

The new guidelines aim to explain various aspects related to parents’ participation and their role in supporting their children during COVID-19 induced school closures.

“It is understood that the role of parents and caregivers besides school teachers, community, and volunteers is pivotal in supporting home-based learning for their children. In view of this, Guidelines for Parent Participation in Home-based Leaming during school closure and beyond have been developed,” the official release said.

“I strongly feel that a home is the first school, and parents are the first teachers. In this pandemic, the role of parent’s is pivotal in the growth and learning of children,” Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Twitter.

“It is requested to disseminate these Guidelines to all stakeholders on a wide scale. Also, grade-wise activities can be disseminated in the form of simple pamphlets for parents with activities, visuals, and illustrations,” the statement said.