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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR IDENTIFICATION, ADMISSION AND CONTINUED EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR IDENTIFICATION, ADMISSION AND CONTINUED EDUCATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN

Context

The Ministry of Education had issued guidelines for identification, admission and continued education of migrant children, in order to mitigate the impact of challenges thrown by the COVID-19 pandemic for out of school children.

Details about the guidelines

Continued Education for Out of School Children (OoSC) and Children with Special Needs (CWSN)

  • Continuation of non-residential training for identified Out of School children through volunteers, local teachers and community participation. 
  • Continuation of home-based education for CWSN children through Volunteers/ Special Educators.

Identifying Out of School Children

  • States and UTs to carry out proper identification of OoSC for 6 to 18 years age group through a comprehensive door to door survey and prepare action plan for their enrolment.

Enrolment Drives and Awareness Generation

  • Enrolment drives may be undertaken at the beginning of the academic year such as Praveshotsav, School Chalo Abhiyan etc.
  • Create awareness on practising 3 Corona appropriate behaviours – wear mask, six-feet distance and washing hands with soap.

Student Support while Schools are closed

  • Students to be provided support including counselling, large scale awareness & targeted home visits.
  • Using Manodarpan web portal and tele-counselling number for counselling services and psycho-social support.
  • Exploring the option of the classroom on wheels and classes in small groups at the village level
  • Increasing the access of children to online/digital resources, TV Radio etc. to reduce learning loss.

Student Support on School Reopening

  • Preparation and running of School readiness modules/Bridge course for an initial period when the schools re-open so that they can adjust to the school environment and do not feel stressed or left out.
  • Ensuring reading with comprehension and numeracy skills by encouraging children to read books beyond syllabus and creative writing & problem-solving.
  • Large-scale remedial programmes/Learning Enhancement programmes to mitigate learning loss and inequality.

Teacher Capacity Building

  • Effective utilization of the online NISHTHA training modules and online training module for Corona responsive behaviour to be launched on DIKSHA portal soon.
  • Use of alternative Academic Calendar prepared by NCERT for joyful engagement of children in learning.

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