West Bengal Govt mulling the introduction of the chapter on Covid19 in schools. According to an official, the state’s education minister Partha Chatterjee has recently raised the issue of how to disseminate information about the nature of the novel coronavirus. In a bid to make students aware of Covid-19, the West Bengal education department is considering introducing a chapter on the deadly virus in the school curriculum from 2021, an official said. Follow us to get daily updates.
West Bengal to Introduce COVID19 in school syllabus:
Learning basic hygiene and safety measures to prevent contamination in junior classes and letting the higher class students know the type of contagion and its mutants are important in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, he said. “Apart from teachers and educationists, we need to take the expert views from doctors, virologists, epidemiologists before deciding on the exact content of the chapter,” Majumder added.
State’s education minister statement about New Chapter:
Minister Partha Chatterjee advised the committee to introduce a chapter on the topic since the disease has struck the masses, including children. “The state government wants students to be prepared and know how they will have to lead a life in the time of COVID19. Apart from teachers and educationists, we need to take the expert views from doctors, virologists, epidemiologists before deciding on the exact content of the chapter,” Majumder added.
The COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed in the Indian state of West Bengal on 17 March 2020 in Kolkata. The Health and Family Welfare department of Government of West Bengal has confirmed a total of 15,173 COVID-19 positive cases, including 4,880 active cases, 591 deaths, and 9,702 recoveries, as of 24 June 2020.
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