Banglalink and Teach it, a community-driven e-learning platform, have jointly introduced online live classes for Primary Education Certificate (PEC) examinees during general holiday of educational institutions amid the coronavirus. outbreak.
Banglalink is supporting Teach it to launch live classes as part of its efforts to develop the startup ecosystem in the country. The initiative also aims at facilitating remote learning of students affected by Covid-19 outbreak.
Teach it is one of the participants of IT Incubator, a digital entrepreneurship programme run by Banglalink and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (a wing of the ICT Division of the government), said a press release.
Conducted by qualified teachers, the online live classes will be broadcast from Sunday to Thursday every week on the Facebook page of Teach it (https://www.facebook.com/teachitonline/).
Starting from June 21, the classes will run from 6pm to 9:30pm on each of the mentioned days.
Along with following the classes online, the students can engage themselves with the sessions by asking questions and working on the assignments suggested by the teachers.
All the recorded versions of the online classes will be available on the digital platforms of Banglalink Toffee and Teach it afterwards. Banglalink users can browse the content free of charge at www.teachit.online, said the release.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, said: "I'm really delighted to see Banglalink and Teach it take this great initiative for helping the students keep their studies uninterrupted amid the pandemic. We have witnessed how digital initiatives can benefit people during such a critical time by giving them access to essential facilities.
"I hope Banglalink continues to take such digital initiatives addressing the needs of different sections of our society."
Banglalink has taken several initiatives to provide customers with additional facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.
Amid the growing concern of coronavirus cases and fatalities, all the educational institutions will remain closed until August 6.
On March 16, the government closed all educational institutes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. No classes have been held since that day.