Shillong: Ensuring that students don’t miss out on their studies amid the COVID-19 crisis, Meghalaya Police Public School (MPPS) announced the launch of online learning from Classes KG to X.
The school now offers both video tutorials and assignments which will be made available on a platform created by the IT team of CR Projects Shillong using their own backend servers. Elaborating on the idea, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state, Christopher Rani, CEO of CR Projects, said that the idea behind the exercise is to ensure that students do not waste valuable time during the lockdown period which till date is uncertain when it would end.
There will be video tutorials for both parents and students to understand how the system works and then teachers will upload lessons through videos, etc, for students to study and submit assignments on the same for evaluation by their respective teachers. There will also be scope for students to interact virtually with their teachers for clarifications on any doubts.
“All one needs is an internet connection, a PC, laptop, tablet or a smartphone to avail of this service, for which we are not charging a single penny as our humble contribution in this hour of need,” said Christopher.
Any problems relating to the registration, parents/students can be addressed by sending a WhatsApp message to +13153258070 or logging into http://www.crschool.online.
Talks with other schools for a similar experience are underway, he added.
Expressing hope that this would be of great help to the students, MPPS principal I Warjri said that she and her teachers are excited to interact with their students after a long gap albeit through the virtual world.
“I urge both parents and students to kindly download the link sent to you via SMS in your registered mobile number and register your child so as to ensure the child does not miss the lessons,” Warjri said, adding, “We need to double our efforts to ensure that our students study pace is not affected too much due to this challenge.”
“If there has been any change in your contact numbers, please contact 9615922732 and update your new number so as to ensure your child does not miss out. I greatly encourage the keen participation of the students and guidance of parents too,” she requested.