BYJU’S, the world’s most valuable edtech company, has witnessed a 150% increase in the number of new students learning on its app after announcing free access in March 2020. The initiative, taken to support students to learn from home during the disruption caused due to COVID-19, has received an overwhelming response with students from metros and non-metros accessing lessons on the app.
Over 6 million new students have started learning on the app in March 2020 alone. To support students in their learning journeys further, the company has introduced free ‘Live Classes’ on its platform. Students will now be able to learn real-time from BYJU’S best teachers by reserving their preferred topic and slot from the schedule on BYJU’S – The Learning App.
In a list of ‘Distance Learning Solutions’ released by UNESCO for students to continue learning during these uncertain times, BYJU’s is the only Indian edtech company to be featured under platforms offering ‘Self-directed learning content’. As per a UNESCO report, education of over 850 million students across 102 countries has been interrupted because of the COVID-19 crisis. The agency has also suggested that learning-platforms can help students access quality education remotely during times like these.
Mrinal Mohit, COO, BYJU’S said: “We are extremely heartened by the overwhelming response to the free lessons on our learning app with 6 million new students learning in March 2020 alone. This reiterates the fact that online learning mediums are a great enabler in helping students when they learn from home.
“Learning from Home has gained utmost importance more than ever before due to temporary school closure. Students need a holistic and reliable solution that helps them continue learning from the comfort of their homes. After making our content free to assist students earlier, we have now added free ‘Live Classes’ on our platform, where students can attend 3-4 regular sessions per week.
“Along with the existing content available on the app, live classes will bring a schedule to their learning and give them access to good teachers – something that they are missing especially now. Our live classes will remain free for students across the country until the current situation persists.”