NEW DELHI: As the life-threatening and highly-contagious continues to spread in the country and take lives, leading tech companies for education took a bold initiative and made learning free on their respective platforms. Millions of students are benefitting from this huge step towards education. One such learning app known as BYJU's witnessed an increase in its online traffic by 60% within 7 days!
Co-founder of the company, Divya Gokulnath had announced that as the Pandemic has resulted in the government shutting down schools and colleges of the affected areas, BYJU's shall provide learning programs free of cost up until the month of April.
The statement said, "Since our announcement last week, we have witnessed a 60 per cent increase in the number of new students using the app to learn from home daily." Gokulnath is also the director of BYJU's.
Apart from this, the number of queries sent to the company's home learning programmes through various students and parents have also increased and doubled more than its average since the last week.
"Students across both metros and non-metros are increasingly accessing the lessons on the app. In fact, students with year-end exams (higher grades) are using video lessons to revise crucial concepts while the younger grade students are learning new concepts and getting themselves ready for the coming year," added Gokulnath.
Other companies like Unacademy and nCatalyst, which are India based learning apps are also taking the initiative to make education free in order to not let the educational institutions which have been shut to suffer more setbacks.