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Posted On: 14 August 2020 05:45 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Ministry of Education directs public schools to adopt E-learning

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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In preparation for the reopening of schools early September, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education made directives to all public schools nationwide to adopt e-learning as an essential method of teaching for the upcoming academic year. This will apply to both distance learning and face-to-face classes.

According to the directives, all public schools are urged to inform parents of the need to provide a computer for each student. Whichever device is chosen, it will need to meet the following specifications, as a minimum:

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (Version 1809 or later), or Mac OS X10.13 or later.
  • CPU speed: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 512 M:B
  • Hard disk space: 5 GB
  • Internet connection: Fixed internet connection with a minimum of 2 Mbps/ High speed broadband.
  • Browser: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox
  • High speed broadband
  • Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome
  • Fixed internet connection with a minimum of 4 Mbps without camera
  • Fixed internet connection with a minimum of 6 Mbps with camera

Schools are required to educate parents about how to verify their usernames and passwords in order to follow up on their students' learning over online platforms. In case of any technical issues, parents should call the Ministry-dedicated hotline at 155.

Source: MOEHE