As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to the learning and study of the students across Bangladesh, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics Casio (especially famous among students for their scientific calculator), has brought e-learning supports for over 2 million students in the country.
Through a large-scale study programme, Casio has extended assistance to JSC, SSC and HSC level students and is offering a huge range of customised support including teachers’ training, student workshops and study resource to make learning easy and accessible.
At the outset, it has provided free access to its educational software for mathematics learning and teaching until December 2020. The software can be downloaded at https://edu.casio.com/softwarelicense/index.php
Besides, in collaboration with BacBon Ltd, Casio, from June this year, has started live mathematics classes to cover the complete syllabus of SSC. The classes can be accessed through their official Facebook page.
Moreover, it has also partnered with 10 Minute School, the largest online educational platform in Bangladesh, to offer JSC and HSC students with 30 one-hour-long online classes for free. The free classes can be accessed through the official Facebook page of 10 Minute School.
About the initiative, Kulbhushan Seth, Casio vice president for SAARC Countries, said, “Casio has always been committed to support education with technology with its unique and innovative educational products. Our endeavour to provide educational support to students during these unprecedented times is to ease their academic sufferings and hindrances, allowing them to seamlessly continue their education virtually.”Abdul Matin Sheikh Maheen, founder and managing director of BacBon Limited, said, “The virtual classes have been a much-needed initiative for our students. Though the online classes can’t compensate for schools, these classes have facilitated students and transferred knowledge to a great extent. We have tried to make live sessions engaging so that students can also ask their questions. I feel this is what the optimal leverage of technology amid Covid-19 situation.”
Ayman Sadiq, CEO of 10 Minute School, said, “It is always a matter of pride to join hands in supporting our community. We are grateful to partner with Casio to provide free of cost educational services. Digital learning resources are enabling students to pursue the life of their dreams and educate themselves for a brighter future.”