Syed Sujeel Ahmed | India Tomorrow
Bengaluru – The Federation of Muslim Educational Institutions (India), Karnataka chapter, today started free online classes for students of grades 9 and 10 on its YouTube channels “FMEII Karnataka 9 th Class” and “FMEII Karnataka 10 th Class”.
Initially, the classes will be conducted for English-medium students but will also cover the Urdu medium later. To join the online classes, students need to contact their respective schools and get enrolled. In the second phase, the organization is planning to start online classes for students of grades 6-8.
The free online classes are being held to help schools and students during the COVID-19 pandemic because of which many smaller schools in the state have been shut down due to financial problems and are unable to conduct online classes.
The online classes are being broadcast from a centralized location for all the subjects under the Karnataka state school syllabus, except for languages. The classes will be conducted live for 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interaction session, and the recorded lectures will be available for students to watch later. The classes will be conducted from Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 11 am and 2 pm and 3 pm.
Launching the online classes on Sunday in a live webinar, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Karnataka chief Dr Belgami Mohammed Saad said: “The COVID-19 pandemic could prove blessing in disguise if we utilize technology and digitize education to our advantage for uplifting the standards of education, especially among girl students.” He, however, sounded a note of caution, saying the benefits of online classes have proved to be just 10 percent of on-campus learnings.