BIRATNAGAR – The ‘Hello Student’ programme will be launched in Province 1. The Ministry of Social Development has been making preparations to launch the programme in order to teach students via telephone as the COVID-19 situation is still not conducive to resume schools physically. Moreover, there are only a few students in online class due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The programme will be launched with an objective of giving continuity to teaching learning activities targeting the students who are not able to join online class as well as students in coronavirus hit areas.
Director at the Provincial Education Directorate, Rajendra Budhathoki, said that preparation has been made to launch the programme in 10 local levels of six districts in the first phase.
Budhathoki added that an agreement has already been reached to launch the programme at Pakhribas municipality and Sangurigadhi rural municipality of Dhankuta, Chhathar rural municipality of Tehrathum, Barju and Gadhi rural municipalities of Sunsari, Kachankabal and Kamal rural municipalities of Jhapa and Karabari rural municipality of Morang.
The agreement is yet to be signed with the Miklajung rural municipality of Morang and Chulachuli rural municipality of Ilam. He shared that the students will be taught through a closed user group sim card of Nepal Telecom. The sim card will be used only by students and teachers with Rs 129 being enough for a month. The SIM card will be provided to students free of cost and mobile balance will also be provided to the students and teachers for three months.