Technical constraints reduce school class broadcast

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:50, Apr 01,2020


Recorded class lessons for Class VI to Class X are being broadcast by the Sangshad Television not in full scale due to ‘technical constraints’, said the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education.

In a statement signed by its director general, the directorate revealed this and also protested against some news report on the TV programme claiming that allegations of anomalies of the directorate officials were baseless.

The government announced closure of all educational institutions and coaching centres from March 18 to April 9 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Following a government decision, Sangshad Television started to broadcast recorded 20-minute classes of some renowned teachers from March 29 to make up the damage of study.

Under the initiative, seven classes on different subjects are scheduled to be aired daily for Class VI to Class X from Saturday to Thursday.

But till Tuesday, the television is now airing only eight classes per day instead of 35 classes.

The statement of the directorate defended that eight classes, instead of 35, were broadcasting daily due to technical limitations of the television. The problem would be solved soon, the DG hoped.

The statement also clarified that the directorate planned to broadcast 35 classes daily in 24 days of a month for three months and a budget of Tk 16.5 crore was prepared based on the plan.

The budget includes Tk 8.82 crore for airing the classes as Tk 35,000 is required for airing each class.

Later, Sangshad Television decided to broadcast the classes for free and the budget reduced to Tk 7.68 crore.

Secondary and Higher Education director general Syed Md Golam Faruque told New Age on Tuesday that they were getting very good response on the initiative of the TV classes.

Md Fashiullah, director general of the Directorate of Primary Education, said that they were preparing for broadcasting such classes for students of pre-primary to Class V also.

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