Creating E-learning material
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29 April 2020 | Education
Ernfriede Stephanus; Erongo regional education director;“Let us stick to the cluster centres to create material for the parents, who will pass it to the learners.”
The Erongo regional education director, Ernfriede Stephanus, says that cluster centres will be used to create learning materials which leaners can use while they are at home due to the countrywide lockdown.
“The cluster centres will be utilised to create material for the parents, who will pass it to the learners,” she said.
The regional education office received several instructions from the head office on the way forward for education, which includes establishing hubs.
According to Stephanus, it would not be necessary for hubs to be established as there are already 10 cluster centres in the region, which can be used instead.
Four of the 10 cluster centres are in Omaruru, with three each located in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
The regional director also said that the regional office welcomes the public’s advice regarding e-learning.
“We know there are challenges. Please give us input on how to improve. Learners cannot just sit idle while we wait for the schools to reopen. All schools will also be required to submit their bank statements so that provision can be made for learners to receive data which they can use for e-learning.”
She urged parents to encourage children to watch educational programmes on DStv channels 317 and 319.
Private schools have already put systems in place to use e-learning as well as applications like Google Classroom.
“We have communicated all of the way forward to teachers in the region through WhatsApp and email to kick start the process.”
There are currently two options being considered for the school calendar. These involve either distance learning or the extension of academic year to 2021. A final decision will be announced in due course.