Published: 07th September 2020
Online classes for Classes 9 to 12 cancelled in Madhya Pradesh citing internet issues
As per a recent national sample survey on household social consumption on education in India, just 9.7 per cent rural have internet connection in MP
Online classes for students of standards IX to XII of the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education could not begin on Monday following an order from the board for cancellation of the classes.
Notably, the board's chairperson Radheshyam Julaniya on Sunday evening said the academic session for classes IX to XII through online mode will begin from Monday with the telecast of audio-visual lessons on Doordarshan from 7 am to 10 am.
Later in the night, the board's secretary Anil Suchari issued an order which said, "The telecast from 7 am to 10 am is being cancelled. Thus, the classes will not be held." Classes IX to XII of the state board comprises nearly 35 lakh students.
As per a recent national sample survey on household social consumption on education in India, just 9.7 per cent rural and 55.4 per cent urban households in Madhya Pradesh have an internet connection.