44% of Omusati schools offer e-learning – Shapange

18 May 2020 | Education

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About 44% of schools in the Omusati Region utilise e-learning as a mode of teaching, while the rest in remote areas with limited network coverage and access to the internet are catered for through printed booklets.

The region is said to be exercising both modes of learning with assessments and evaluation being done on learners.

These remarks were made by Omusati education director Laban Shapange on Thursday at the Covid-19 Information Centre in Windhoek during an update on the continuation of teaching and learning amid the pandemic.

Shapange said even though the process of learning has commenced for the 288 schools in the region, they are experiencing challenges of lack of support from parents.

With the lifting of the national lockdown, most parents have gone back to their duty stations, leaving learners without their guidance.

He also said some staff members are still adapting to the new way of teaching and the language barrier might be a problem.

Shapange further called for unity among the community, adding that youth and capable members of the community should play a role by assisting parents who cannot read and write.

He also noted that the assessment, evaluation and providing of feedback process for learners is being done for formalities and not for promotional purposes.

The regional education director further said this should be a wake-up call for parents to tend to their children's school work, supervise and set timeframes.

“It's a collective approach between teachers, learners and parents,” he said.

In other news, Shapange noted that water tanks were installed at 11 schools that were in the past faced with water shortages and water is being delivered upon request at schools.

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