In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and learning must continue. And for that matter, schools and parents are devising ways to help teaching and learning continue.
The ministry of education and sports and other stakeholders in the education system have encouraged schools, parents and students to embrace technology in order to ensure that learning continues until it is safe to return to school classrooms.
Schools like Kampala Parents School are leading the way in providing their pupils' online classes using online platforms like Zoom. The school has also partnered with television stations to deliver lessons to their pupils.
But while online education is proving to be a success especially in urban centres that have reliable internet connections, many parents have cited the lack of gadgets like mobile handsets and television as a hindrance.
Some of the pupils who have been affected by the lack of gadgets to undertake online lessons are rappers Fresh Kid, real names Patrick Senyonjo, and Felista Da Rapper, real names Faith Nanyanzi, who were recently given scholarships to study at Kampala Parents School.
Today, Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of Kampala Parents donated two tablets to Fresh Kid and Felista to help them their classes. Rajiv said they have done this as an example to encourage parents to embrace technology.
“We believe this can be an example for parents to embrace technology and gadgets in their education because we don't know when COVID-19 will go away,” Rajiv said.
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