ConveGenius and Punjab Government sign MoU to strengthen the state’s blended learning program

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Social edtech platform ConveGenius has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government, expanding the efforts to provide quality education to the students in the state. The association will strengthen the Department of School Education’s blended learning program. The courses for primary grades (1st to 5th) will be launched on August 16, 2021 in the state.
 

The edtech model is implemented through weekly assessments for learning. It motivates students to learn at their own pace, following the curriculum in the state. The aim is to reduce the learning gap among students from the low-resource setting and cover for the slide that has occurred due to the shutdown of schools with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Commenting on the partnership, Jagtar Singh Kularia, Director, SCERT said, “When the pandemic started, the biggest challenge we faced was tackling the lack of resources for online classes. However, we received a positive response from our collaboration with ConveGenius for the Patiala district. Now, we know the most practical solution for our students.”

He added, “The platform will help students across the state to access foundational learning activities in subjects like Mathematics, Punjabi, English, and Science by using one smartphone. Since multiple users can access their classes from one Whatsapp number, it becomes even more accessible to students in rural areas and lower-middle-class families. We are awaiting the results to be reflected in the entire state.”

Talking about the expansion of the program across the state, Rahul Garg, Program Head, ConveGenius, said,“Last year, the model was launched in Patiala district and we received great feedback from all stakeholders. The program is being extended across the state, in spite of the fact that the schools will be reopened once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.”

 


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