Monday, August 10

Teachers turn to online lessons during MCO

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Macky Joseph

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 written 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.