The education sector has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic following the closure of schools and other centres of learning by governments in an attempt of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
President Yoweri Museveni in March closed all school and learning institution and have remained shut with no sure of their reopening. This has meant that students and pupils are not learning.
Government through the ministry of education distributed self-study materials covering major classes and subjects countrywide. In the same spirit, the school created and distributed similar class worker to their pupils through social media platforms like WhatsApp.
Last month, Kampala Parents School, one of the leading primary schools in the country, introduced Learn At Home, a program that was televised on NTV and NBS Television targeting Primary Seven pupils in preparation for Primary Leaving Examinations.
The school has now announced that it will stop those televised programs and take the classes online using the ZOOM Application. Daphne Kato, the school’ Principal said learners will need to have access to the internet and gadgets like laptops, smartphones, iPads and computers.
The online lessons will run from Tuesday, 26th May 2020 for P5, P6 and P7 classes. Then Thursday, 29th May 2020 P3 and P4 classes will start getting their lessons. On Tuesday, 4th June 2020, classes of pre-primary (Middle and Top), P1 and P2 will start getting their lessons.
“COVID19 is still on the rise, so guard the children jealously and ensure they observe the presidential and ministry of health directives. we need them alive,” Kato said in a statement addressed to parents.
How To Use The Zoom App
Kato advised that parents, guardians, house helpers and elder siblings can help the pupils to operate the gadgets and have the Zoom app up and running. They can do this by downloading the Zoom app onto the gadget and sign up a Zoom account for logging in. The school will then share a link the in class WhatsApp group. the user can click on the link and follow the class.
"Assessment will be sent via the WhatsApp groups. Answers can be sent to teachers using his direct WhatsApp group, hand delivery to school gate with the child's full name and class or on the class email addresses that will be provided.
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