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Why Online Schools Should Commence Third Term Officially -Teachers

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Teachers in public and private schools appear to be the only set of workers working from home because of the Covid -19 pandemic which has closed up schools temporarily.

When salaries are mentioned, public school teachers seem relaxed than private school teachers who are mainly dependent on the stipends paid by parents for online schools.

However, a common concern arises for all teachers! Resumption of schools is delayed which should not be for a developing nation. A vox pop conducted for teachers under a safety umbrella exposed this concern.

'Nigeria has come of age to officially declare third term resumption of schools online by July 1st instead of a further delay', said a female teacher who pleaded anonymity.

'Children are considered delicate and sensitive in nature but will the nation hold them ransom while their peers in other parts of the world are done with the school year? and yet refuse to commence a new term?' a teacher expressed sadly.

'Most parents are moving on with their lives, still guarded against the dreaded Covid-19, by the use of face masks and hand sanitizers, while the innocent children at home are delayed for reasons so obscure!', were words of a head of school in Mowe, Ogun state.

'Schools have done enough test -run!
The government should give a -go-ahead!
Children must also move on!
The third term must start and come to an end!
Or better still, first and second term results be compiled to make up for the third term', concluded one educator.

It is believed that the online school which was initially meant to keep the children busy, will become boring and tiring if the Ministry of Education in Nigeria does not take swift steps to give teaching and learning the focus it deserves. 
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  2. Online school is a welcome alternative education, if it is not made compulsory at the onset for a number of reasons.

    Firstly, the Ministry of Education, which regulates the education sector, has not yet put in place policies and guidelines to regulate the sector, to ensure standardization and the provision of effective and quality education.

    Secondly, majority of the children who are from poor homes will be denied access to online education, because they can not afford a computer, buy Internet data regularly or even a generator to power these computers. In addition, they certainly require some basic computer skill to enable them start operating a computer. Such children will lag behind in study when placed in the same environment with children from wealthy background, especially when their parents are equally inexperienced to support them with their studies online.

    Last but not the least, most schools are not providing good quality educational materials, such as video instructions and PowerPoint presentations, which the students can access for self-paced learning when they are offline.

    While online education has become a necessary requirement for continued education in the present dispensations, it has to be introduced in phases that will allow all the stakeholders some time to put adequate measures in place before it becomes compulsory.

    I can go on and on, but I will stop at these few reasons, and I make this contribution from a professional perspective and as an expert and a practitioner in the eLearning environment myself, believing that it will help to throw more light on the subject.

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  3. I updated the previous post, which had a few errors.

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  4. E-classes can't do what school classes can, covid19 threw all of us backwards

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