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3 lakh students taking special classes for better learning levels

A survey by Delhi government had found that learning levels among Class 9 students were lower than their grade level.

education Updated: Jan 18, 2016 18:53 IST
Heena Kausar
Heena Kausar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A survey conducted by the Delhi government found that Class 9 students had lower-than-expected learning levels.(HT file photo)

In order to help improve learning levels among students, over three lakh students of Class 9 in Delhi government schools have been given special learning enrichment classes under a programme which also keeps parents updated about the classes.

A survey by Delhi government had found that learning levels among Class 9 students were lower than their grade level. Government officials said the programme will help students achieve bridge the gap between actual learning level and their grade.

“T he survey findings prompted us to start special classes for these students. The aim is to help students achieve learning on par with their grade level. All three lakh students in government schools were given these classes,” Atishi Marlena, advisor to education mnister Manish Sisodia, told HT.

The students have been divided into two groups based on their learning level and classes are being conducted since second week of December for two hours every day. Students are being taught English, Hindi and Mathematics.

“Students were provided with specially drafted worksheets based on their level for the three subjects. We have devised a system under which all parents receive a text message containing important question from the content taught to the child on that day,” Marlena said.

Some of the parents said the classes have helped in improving the learning level of their wards. They said that directorate of education (DOE) had been sending texts to them daily.

“My daughter has been given worksheets for the three subjects that are being taught. I also get daily messages in which questions related to the topic taught in classroom are shared. It is helping my daughter get better understanding of the subjects,” said Rakesh Gautam, whose daughter is a student of a government school in Sarojni Nagar.

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First Published: Jan 18, 2016 18:53 IST