As per the latest education news, The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will soon be conducting a National Achievement Survey (NAS) so as to examine the skills of students in both, government and private schools survey aim to find out about the learning skills of children and if required, what changes should be made in the curriculum post-Covid-19 pandemic. The survey is expected to cover around lakhs of children in more than 700 districts. The learning capability will be assessed through certain subjects which are Maths, Science, Environmental Science (EVS) among others.
Union education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan had informed that in order to assess the learning skills of students, a survey will be conducted which is likely to be held in November this year. The NCERT conducts National Sample Survey (NSS) to make the assessment for the students of classes 3, 5, 8 and 10. Earlier, the NSS was conducted on 13th November 2017 which covered over 22 lakh students belonging to classes 3, 5 and 8. After that, the NSS was conducted on February 5, 2018, for the students of class 10.
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The NCERT will also be providing counselling for the students after the reopening of Schools after Covid-19 to help them through any mental stress and to address the issues faced by students. In order to deal with the mental and social concerns of students, the experts and officials of NCERT will be connecting to them through online platforms. They will be interacting with the children of classes 6 to 11 through various channels.
The NCERT stated that they want to help students to get through the challenges of Covid-19. If any students of Classes 6 and 11 wishes to get the solution related to their mental or social concern, then they can connect with experts on the NCERT’s official YouTube channel and PM eVidya DTH TV channel. Students can also interact live with experts through the toll numbers provided by the sources.
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