LAHORE - Noon Academy application is offering students across Pakistan daily live classes from the leading teachers in the country for free. Students affected by the challenges post Covid-19 can enrol in comprehensive preparation courses for summer exams of grades 8-13, all major local boards (Matric & Intermediate) and Cambridge (O & A-levels), which are now live.
Noon Academy, an international EdTech startup that is pioneering the concept of social learning, has expanded its online studying platform to Pakistan. They offer daily live classes for all major subjects from Pakistan’s leading teachers, completely free through their mobile application and website.
Their live classes cover all major subjects for classes 8-13 for all major local boards (Matric & Intermediate), Cambridge (O& A-Levels), and different universities' entrance tests such as LUMS, IBA & NUST. Kickstarting its local operations in September 2020, the platform has already grown to 200,000 students in January.
Students who are affected by the challenges post Covid-19, can prepare for their upcoming exams through comprehensive preparation courses which are taught by highly qualified teachers, completely online, accessible from the safety of their homes and adapted for the smart syllabus.
Noon Academy is one of the fastest-growing EdTech startups in the world. Currently headquartered in London, they started off in 2013 with an idea that technology can have a multiplier effect by connecting the best teachers to students anywhere. Over time though it has transformed into a social learning platform using interactive elements such as gamification, study groups, team-based learning and contests.
Pakistan’s Top Teachers for Everyone
Students from over 250 cities in Pakistan are currently studying from leading teachers of the country on the Noon Academy application. Removing the limitations of conventional offline methods possible to connect teachers and students anywhere in the country. The instructors available at Noon Academy are all highly qualified with degrees from esteemed institutions such as Harvard, INSEAD, King Edward, IBA, LUMS and more.
Noon Academy seeks to provide universal access to the highest quality of education in Pakistan.
“We want to democratize high-quality education in Pakistan and empower all students to learn from teachers they like, in the way that suits them and with safety. Through our platform we want to make the best teachers in Pakistan affordable, accessible and available for all students in Pakistan and help them achieve their goals in life” said Umair Babar Chishti, Country GM Noon Academy.
Being true to their mission, Noon Academy is also promising scholarship opportunities of PKR 1 million to deserving students.
Social Features for Engagement
Conventional education ‘pushes’ students to study by forcing them to sit inside a classroom, stay quiet, and a one-size-fits-all approach. Noon Academy utilizes a different approach, ‘pulling’ students towards education by providing them with highly engaging live classes which have a healthy culture of Q&A and student participation. And a variety of classes on personal effectiveness, career counselling and life skills.
As of today, Noon Academy is operational in eight countries with over 8Million students actively using this platform. You can download the app or signup from any internet device on the website to attend their daily live classes for free.
Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.
Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||358.5||362|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.37||36.72|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.33||177.33|
Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.
Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.
In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Karachi||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Islamabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Peshawar||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Quetta||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sialkot||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Attock||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujranwala||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Jehlum||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Multan||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Gujrat||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nawabshah||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Chakwal||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Hyderabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Nowshehra||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Sargodha||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Faisalabad||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|
|Mirpur||PKR 216,300||PKR 2,486|