Organisations offer children free access to e-learningOpportunity for thousands of students waiting for their Secondary Education Examinations
Here comes some good news for the parents worried about the study of their children confined to homes amid the lockdown triggered by the threat of Covid-19 outbreak.
Different organisations have offered free e-learning facilities to students from pre-primary to grade 10 where they can study the courses from their curricula and read different stories. MiDas eClass, a teaching and learning software that has tutorial videos and interactive games, in partnership with Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (Pabson), has offered free e-learning facilities for all students for a month.
MiDas eClass is based on the curriculum approved by the government. “The MiDas eClass has agreed to make e-learning facilities freely available to ensure our children continue to learn while they are at home,” Tika Puri, the Pabson chairperson, told the Post. “This will be of great help for students who will be taking Secondary Education Examinations.”
The government on March 18 postponed the grade 10 tests for the time being to avoid the risk of coronavirus transmission to students. A total of 482,219 students had registered for the examination scheduled to begin on March 19. In addition, all the schools also have been closed until April 12, which has affected around 7.2 million students.
The students willing to use MiDas eClass courses can download the application through Play Store and can use it without internet once downloaded. There are two different editions—school edition and student edition—targeted at school teachers and students.
Animated audiovisuals keep children focused and teach them in their own childish manners, Midas Education Pvt Ltd says on its website. Students from both private and public schools can benefit from the service, reads the statement issued by Chhatra Hari Karki, managing director of Midas Education.
Karkhana, an educational initiative supporting students with innovation, also has announced to provide e-learning facilities. Students can access different learning opportunities by logging on to its website.
“The importance of e-learning has increased as students have been confined to their homes,” Pabitra Gautam, chief executive officer of Karkhana, stated.
Room to Read has also provided similar facilities for everyone who wants to learn at home. It has prepared videos for teachers, writers and illustrators.
Over 180 children’s books can be accessed from its website free of charge.