Pupils examine effectiveness of e-learning

Pupils examine effectiveness of e-learning now, against the background of e-learning adopted by many schools, occasioned by the corona virus pandemic and the attendant closure of schools, many parents and pupils on Thursday appraised the successfulness of e-learning.

The  pupils and parents , who spoke in Lagos,

said that the online e-learning was meant to keep pupils busy during the lockdown.

They, however, noted that online study could not be contrast with physical learning and teaching in the classroom.

 Federal Government and State Governments in the wake of the lockdown to curb the spread of the corona virus initiated various online learning platforms for conventional education to proceed.

Mrs Ndidi Ofodile, the Proprietress of Nitabel Nursery and Primary School Ojo, Lagos, one of the private schools into online study,

said that though parents were informed about it through text messages, not all pupils were participating in the online learning.

Ndidi supposed that the online learning would have been more inclusive,

if parents had made devices accessible to enable the pupils receive the study worksheets sent through WhatsApp, zoom networks and Google classroom .

Parents are billed half of the pupils regular school fee to pay the teachers

and procure other essential devices to aid the online learning sessions she said.

Mr John Williams-Lawal,

whose  children in another private school had been participating in their school’s online classes,

saw that the online teaching lacked coordination.

Pupils examine effectiveness of e-learning

It is just like sending a text message to someone at the other end and expecting a reply from that person. This variant of teaching and learning is incomplete.

The challenges are numerous; physical teaching is far far better.

In a physical class, the teachers employs differents teaching aids to improve the pupils assimilation.

Williams-Lawal urge parents to provide the necessary learning materials like textbooks for their children to learn before the schools reopen, saying that one seldom forgot knowledge acquired physically.

Janet Alaobi and Adeola Arowolo, both pupils of a public school in Lagos,

said that they hardly ever watched and studied on television channels prearranged by the state ministry of education.

Alaobi in Basic Four said that because she rarely understood what the teachers on television were coaching,

Alaobi also  did not show concentration in the sessions.

She indeed noted that the teachers were nothing like her school teachers.

She moreover wished that schools should reopen to facilitate them to continue normal academic works,

noting that staying at home was no longer exhilarating.


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