The state government is planning to start a learning recovery plan (LRP) to help recover the educational losses of students due to the prolonged closure of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) of the state is working on the course module and developing study materials and planning activities for the programme, which will be launched from the next academic session of 2022-23.
The learning loss of children due to closure of schools for nearly two years is a matter of concern. Many of them could not attend online classes due to various reasons. The learning recovery plan will help in bringing the gap or loss of children and help them recoup studies, said Anupam Saha, state Project Director, OSEPA.
Saha said OSEPA has sent the proposal to the state government for final approval. We have got the green signal for preparing study modules and materials for the plan, but it has not yet been decided when it will be launched. We had earlier planned to launch it during summer vacation so that the time can be used, though it won’t be enough to cover the losses of the last two years. But it is up to the government to decide, he added.
Students from CLASS III to X will be covered under the programme. The children will be provided with supplementary books and worksheets, which they will read before getting promoted to the next class. The LRP will focus on moving the learning abilities of students in subjects like mathematics, science and English. Baseline assessment of students will be conducted to assess their development.