Hindalco Muri’s CSR team which manages the ‘Aditya Birla High School +2’ in Muri, is providing strong support to students who are due to sit for the 10th and 12th standard board exams in May 2021. Around 92.5 per cent of the students the ‘Aditya Birla High School + 2’ serves are children of non-employees who live in areas near the plant.
The medium of instruction at the Aditya Birla High School +2’ is Hindi and the school follows the syllabus prescribed by the Jharkhand Academic Council.
The school has superior infrastructure and maintains high standards of cleanliness and upkeep. In addition, students weak in academics are given extra attention in the form of free after-school tuition. The School imparts education to 579 children from standards I to XII, at a nominal fee.
When the whole world moved to virtual modes of teaching, this school too took up the challenge. Since Muri is a remote location there was a lot of doubt among students and patents about the practicality of virtual classes. But the school coped with this innovatively.
First, school authorities formed WhatsApp groups for students to alert them about class schedules etc. Gradually, online classes started through Google Meet. Being a rural area, Internet speed became a major hurdle but the school management solved this problem by making short videos on various subjects and sending them through WhatsApp. These videos kept students abreast of what was happening in the online classes and also helped them with revision.
Apart from ensuring classes run uninterrupted throughout the lockdown, students were provided model question paper sets in line with the new syllabus and notes on several topics including practical examinations etc.
Virtual classes have been running through the year and continue till date.
Asked about the package of measures introduced to support the students, Mr NN Roy, Unit Head, Muri Works, Hindalco, said, “We did not leave any stone unturned to ensure Covid-19 does not affect continuity of studies of our students. Hence, this initiative from our side to equip our students with the best possible resources will give them the confidence to sit for the exams.”
A total of 50 students from class X and 88 students of class XII will appear for the Board Exams to be held in the month of May 2021. School Principal Mr Alexander Osta said: “We are taking every step to ensure children do not feel any stress by providing them detailed answers to possible questions for every topic”.
The Aditya Birla High School +2, Muri, has contributed significantly to the entire region. Last year, the school saw a 100 per cent success rate in the Board exams. In 2020, a 200-bed fully equipped Shelter for Inter State Migrants was set up within school premises. Hindalco Muri Plant ensures regular sanitisation of the school campus. All social distancing and hygiene protocols are being maintained.