NCED urges students to attend virtual classes

Kathmandu, November 26

National Centre for Educational Development, Sanothimi, has requested parents, students and teachers to visit its Facebook page and YouTube to attend its virtual classes, which targeted students appearing for Secondary Education Examinations.

Made available in 130 schools across the country, virtual classes are run mostly in earthquake-affected areas. The classes are run for six compulsory subjects — Nepali, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Health, Population and Environment.

“It helps both the teachers and students get information about the curriculum,” said Bodh Kumar Khanal, deputy director at NCED. The centre has been running virtual classes each day expect on public holidays. However, as the virtual classes are live and can’t be recorded by students, the centre has posted the recordings on YouTube and its Facebook page — and www.facebook/ncedvirtual.

Students can also download the contents anytime they like. It is helpful for students taking the Secondary Education Examinations. “We wanted to use technology to teach students. We hope the virtual classes and contents uploaded on the social media help students learn effectively,” said Khanal.

Though there isn’t a record of the number of students benefiting from virtual classes, they can highly benefit by visiting social media platforms. More than four lakh students had appeared in the SEE examinations last year.