Home schooling to benefit children
By Moureen Khanali
| March 29th 2020
With the outbreak of the monster Covid-19, schools have been closed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The government has intervened by introducing aggressive e-learning through radio, television and YouTube channels.
However, online learning from home may not be effective due to a myriad of challenges.
A number of homes have no laptops, tablets and other electronic devices.
There may also be a wide digital gap between parents and children, hindering interpretation and/or operation of the gadgets and information being relayed.
It is notable that there is no specific timetable and this is may confuse the learners; there are also no assessment tests given or rather a follow up and feedback to determine whether students have grasped what has been taught.
Some parents are also unable to control their children, who are often out playing during lesson time and this does not give them enough time to stay tuned in.
Entertainment programmes also seem to be in competition with the learning sessions, making the learning environment unsuitable for the young ones as some keep on switching off from the learning sessions to the entertainment programmes.
Parents should be strict on their children and ensure they keep them indoors so as to attend these lessons.
They should also make them comfortable, guide them where possible so as to help them concentrate and understand topics being taught.
Moureen Khanali, Kisumu
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