GP, Jaago to launch pilot ‘online classroom’

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GP, Jaago to launch pilot ‘online classroom’
Author / Source : Staff Reporter

DHAKA, OCT 13: Grameenphone (GP) in partnership with Jaago Foundation is going to initiate a venture named “Online Classroom” with the aim to ensure high quality education in both sub-urban and rural areas of Bangladesh.

A signing ceremony between Grameenphone and Jaago Foundation took place in this regard recently. Tore Johnsen, chief executive officer, GP and Korvi Rakshand, founder, Jaago Foundation, inked the agreement.

Among others, Debashis Roy, head of corporate responsibility, GP, was also present.

The concept of “Online Classroom” is extremely simple. The basic idea is that a sub-urbanm or rural classroom of Bangladesh will be connected to a classroom in Dhaka via video conference technology and internet. Both the classes will be conducted by a single instructor while the necessary books, stationeries and other equipments will be provided.

Tore Johnsen said, “The concept of online classroom is extremely ground breaking. If it can be successfully put into operation in Bangladesh, not only will the quality of education will increase but also we will be another step forward towards our goal of a Digital Bangladesh.”

Initially, this project will set off as a pilot to make certain that online classroom is a feasible concept to achieve this particular goal. Thus, Grameenphone will utilise their four Alokdeeps (Cyclone Center and school), located in the southern coastal belts of Bangladesh to facilitate the project and acquire practical knowledge.

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