Meghalaya Govt to introduce QR Codes in School Textbooks



Meghalaya Government has announced on Monday that from next year, the NCERT textbooks under the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE)  will carry QR Codes. These QR Codes will contain additional resources such as web links to movies to help students understand the concepts better.

Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma told Meghalaya News 24 that these QR codes in the textbooks which will help the students especially the ones who don’t have tuition facilities, the QR codes will take the students to videos which will help them learn about the topic they want.

“From the next academic session, the state Government is planning to introduce mostly in the textbook like science, Mathematics, English and SST, the QR code. The QR code will contend the apps and when the students scan the apps they will get video teaching at the school level as well as at the village level where all the students across the state specially at the rural where we do not have a good teacher, where we do not have a tuition opportunity it will really benefit our students,” Sangma said.

The purpose of bringing QR Codes in school textbooks is to help students to understand the chapters of any subject better.

This is because QR Codes can provide in-depth information on any topic. One will be able to scan these QR Codes via a QR Code scanning application.

The Minister further informed that the solved question papers of UPSC, IIT and other competitive examinations will also be available through QR codes.

“So we are coming up with the ideas that QR code, the video content, specifically for all the syllabus , every topics, every question paper and the solved question papers of 10-15 years, the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE), the CBSE  and other board exams will be there, so we want to avail the opportunity for our student from the next academic year,” The Minister said.

“The QR code will be printed in the text books. The question papers of UPSC, IIT, JEE through the video teaching. The text book syllabus will have a video content,” he added.

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