The District Administration Kupwara with active participation of the Education Department has started Community classes in the border district Kupwara.The Community classes were started in view of Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown which has affected every sphere of life, children and their education being hit the hardest. To compensate for the loss, the Department of Education has taken many steps. Online and offline virtual classes are being delivered through different social media platforms, said the Chief Education Officer, Kupwara Abdul Hameed Fani, adding that the virtual teaching-learning is going on through Learning Management System (LMS), developed by the Directorate of School Education, Kashmir.He said that the government has decided to initiate Community Classes for students residing in the areas which are yet to get connected to mobile network, vis-à-vis for those who have network facilities but do not have Android mobile phones.Administration has advised field functionaries, particularly, the Zonal Education Officers to monitor the teaching-learning process and ensure that Covid-19 SOPs are adhered to in letter and spirit. He has directed them to visit the areas in their jurisdiction frequently, particularly, the no-network areas and ensure that the process is carried out smoothly.These Community Classes will be conducted along with teaching through LMS.The CEO said that in Kupwara district about 90,000 students and 7000 teachers of about 1400 schools have been registered on LMS. About 8000 e-content (videos, audios, study material and assignments) are being uploaded by the teachers on the LMS on a daily basis.