Odishatv Bureau

The State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash on Wednesday said that online YouTube classes will soon begin for Plus 2 first year and second-year students in Odisha.

"Earlier, we had started live-streaming online classes for classes 1 to 10 on YouTube. Now, we have decided to begin classes on the video-streaming website for classes 11 and 12 too," said Dash.

He further said that classes for Plus 2 first-year students are yet to start and though classes for the second-year students have already begun, students have been advised to attend the physical classes after getting their parents' consent.

"Around 70 per cent of students have turned up for the Plus 2 final year classes (offline). A decision has been taken to conduct online classes for those who are not attending the classes," he said.

On the time and duration of the online classes, the Minister said that the Council of Higher Secondary Education will soon come up with the details of the planned virtual classes.

The Odisha government had earlier started classes for secondary school students through virtual mode due to an unprecedented situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The State Directorate of Higher Secondary Education had earlier decided to start online classes for the Plus 2 first-year students and hence, directed all junior colleges to submit their list of interested and experienced teachers in digital and online mode of teaching before May 21.