As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, schools across the country have been shut down until the end of March to prevent the spread of the disease. Although the move has been made to ensure that the virus does not spread further, lakhs of students have been impacted by missing the lessons taught in classes.
However, a few education platforms are offering live online classes to students from classes 5 to 12 for free to make sure that a child’s progress does not get interrupted.
Toppr to Offer Free Online Classes Until May 2020 to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
With schools shutting down temporarily and impacting learning for lakhs of students across India, Toppr has announced free access to live classes and video classes for school students. According to a recent report by UNESCO, education of over 290 million students across 13 countries will be interrupted because of the COVID-19 crisis.
India has also witnessed a spate of schools shutting down across states including Delhi, Bengaluru and Kerala. With 250 million school-going students in India, it is of paramount importance that their health is protected while also ensuring that their learning does not get interrupted.
“In view of the evolving situation around COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and given that some schools are shut and studies interrupted, we are making Toppr’s live classes completely free for all students in 5th-12th classes,” said Zishaan Hayath, CEO and Co-Founder, Toppr.
“Besides this, our video classes have always been available as a free learning resource. We hope to overcome this situation soon. Meanwhile, students can log on to toppr.com to catch up on their studies from the comfort and safety of their homes,” he added.
Vedantu offers free access to live classes and content amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
Vedantu is offering support to students, parents and schools in Bengaluru, New Delhi, Kerala and Hyderabad to provide free access to its complete learning platform. Free access to all live classes of Vedantu Master Teachers, Study Material, Tests and Assignments, and LIVE Doubts will be offered.
Students will get free access to Vedantu’s live classes, tests, doubt solving, ample study material, class recordings and notes. It will cater to Grades 1 to 12 covering subjects like Maths, Science, Social Studies, Physics, Chemistry, etc. Courses for JEE and NEET are available too. Apart from this, co-curricular courses for all grades such as Turbo Maths, Rocket Pro, Photography, Coding would be made free too.
Vamsi Krishna, CEO and Co-Founder, Vedantu said: “At Vedantu, we believe that best quality education should be accessible to everyone, anytime. We believe Online Learning is a safe option in these risky and uncertain times. The students can study from the safety of their home and avoid travel and public places. We are constantly working on solutions that will drive evolution, fundamentally changing the pattern of teaching and learning today. We are here to support by making our platform free during this crucial time. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and are here to assist students and schools with all their learning needs.”