Teach­ers turn to online lessons dur­ing MCO

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KUCHING: The move­ment con­trol or­der (MCO), which has now been ex­tended to April 14, has af­fected the teach­ing and learn­ing process at schools, says Sarawak Teach­ers’ Union (STU) pres­i­dent Macky Joseph.

He said higher learn­ing in­sti­tu­tions and schools have since re­ceived of­fi­cial in­struc­tions from the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion through cir­cu­lars sent via emails and mes­sag­ing apps to en­sure that the con­tin­u­a­tion of teach­ing and learn­ing for the stu­dents.

“Lec­tur­ers and teach­ers were en­cour­aged to use online learn­ing sys­tem such as Google Class­room, School­ogy, Tele­gram, What­sApp and other vi­able medium to con­tinue teach­ing their stu­dents.

“Some have as­signed wri en work based on the Se­mes­ter

Teach­ing Plan to stu­dents so as to en­sure that teach­ing and learn­ing re­main ac­tive dur­ing MCO,” he said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

He said some teach­ers have com­piled video lessons which were dis­trib­uted to par­ents or guardians so that their chil­dren can con­tinue learn­ing at home.

He com­mended the ef­fort of these teach­ers and also urged par­ents to play their role by spend­ing some time to watch over their chil­dren dur­ing their stud­ies.

He ad­vised stu­dents to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their stud­ies rather than to waste pre­cious time by spend­ing all day play­ing games on their dig­i­tal gad­gets.

“For stu­dents who have poor in­ter­net connection, we hope that their par­ents or guardians could guide them in their stud­ies,” he said.

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