Edn minister launches digital website for students
IMPHAL, 13th May: Education minister Dr Th Radheshyam on Wednesday launched the digital e-content based website www.lairik.net / www.laireek.net at his New Secretariat office chamber, here.
Dr Radheshyam said that a new chapter has been opened in the history of Education of Manipur with the launching of the digital e-content based website which will benefit the students the most.
The minister stated that the website will be a repository of various learning materials with e-video classes by the teachers for each topic, making self-learning easier for both the parents and children. The syllabi will be purely based on Classes I to XII under BSEM and CoHSEM but for the time being the website has videos for Class III-XII. The website is being developed with funding from Samagra Shiksha, Manipur by the Department of Education (S).
Dr Radheshyam observed that the website being launched is in its infancy stage and welcomed suggestions and opinions for further improvement. He recalled that recently a meeting was held with the representatives of educational institutions of the state to deliberate the impact of COVID-19 and the adverse effect of lockdown in the education sector. He stressed that the best system must be provided for better quality education irrespective of the governing bodies of the educational institutions at this unprecedented time of challenge. The minister also lauded the efforts of officials of the Department of Education, Samagra Shiksha, Manipur, teachers, administrative staff and all the stakeholders who had given suggestions and cooperation.
He added that a mobile android application for the same will soon be available for use on Google Play Store and the same application for IOS operators.
The launch programme was attended by Education (S) commissioner T Ranjit Singh, Education (S) director Th Kirankumar, Education (S) Hills additional director Lerte Hmangte Kom, Education (S) Valley additional director Ch Sachi Devi and officials of the department concerned and the website designer Xtreme Waves.
The website will have audio-visual e-content for all the 200 plus subjects (from Class I-XII) with compulsory subjects first. The project on completion will produce above 2000 hours of digital audio-visual e-content.
All classes and all subjects will be in bi-lingual mode. Supplementing areas of teaching and learning where teachers are wanting or students are slow learners. From today 85 video classes will be available. Classes will be added on regular basis.