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12:00 AM, July 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 20, 2020

Continue distance learning

As a primary school teacher I never thought I would have to teach my students on the digital platform, sending them lessons through SMS and giving them instructions over the phone. Fortunately, it worked out well. Currently, I am providing the students with learning material as well as whatever mental support possible. One can argue about its' effectiveness, but I think that the kids are at least connected to the culture of learning and in touch with their teachers and peers, and that is very significant.

I have also been conducting mini-exams on the digital platform through various apps. For those students who are not connected online, I ask them simple questions (mostly true false or MCQs) over the phone to confirm that they are learning. I would encourage all the primary school teachers across the country to use whatever resources available to keep the wheels of education turning. During this pandemic, not only doctors and other frontline workers, but teachers also have a crucial role to play.  

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