To make sure college students from civic colleges don’t drop out because of lack of studying materials, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company’s (BMC) training division has determined to distribute notebooks.
In a round issued on Wednesday, the division requested colleges to furnish particulars about its workers who will likely be accessible to distribute free notebooks to college students. “This yr, as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a risk that some kids may drop out. To keep away from this, giving them faculty necessities in time is necessary. Therefore, books ought to be distributed from August 10,” reads the round.
Normally, college students get notebooks after the BMC completes the tendering course of, which frequently will get delayed by 4 to 5 months after the brand new tutorial yr begins in June. This yr, nevertheless, college students may even obtain different faculty necessities like luggage, uniforms, stationery, and so forth, by October, stated officers on the training division.
“It’s a superb factor that college students will get these things on time. It’ll assist them research within the present scenario, whereby bodily lessons usually are not accessible,” stated Prashant Redij of the Mumbai Principals’ Affiliation.
In June, the civic physique additionally distributed textbooks to college students, which have been delivered as a part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan initiative, to make sure that these with out web entry can have entry to check materials.