‘Services in many secondary schools lacking’
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11: On the second day of online education for the supplementary school year 2019-2020, complaints from educational staff in schools about the frequent interruption of the Internet escalated, reports Al-Rai daily. The staff told the daily that this permanent defect caused confusion in the virtual lessons and prevented the school day from continuing well.
Teachers indicated that services in many secondary schools are lacking, while the presence of educational staff in this environment does not make any sense; especially since the teaching mechanism is carried out in their personal devices, accessories, communication networks, and other servicerelated matters.
They emphasized that some schools lack sterilization tools, have problems with maintenance and air conditioning, and shortage of cleaning workers that made the work environment completely unsuitable for continuing the school day electronically.
The teachers said: “Most of the virtual class time is devoted to the explanation and not to students’ questions or participation. Here, the teacher cannot measure the extent of students’ interaction, acceptance of the new educational system and the extent of their understanding, but through the experience which is still nascent and difficult to judge. We can say their interaction is good up to this point, although there are no concrete indications for that.”
They explained that the absenteeism rate is normal in most schools and the number of those who failed to participate in the classes is within the acceptable range, but the regulation will be applied to them and the grading deduction clause will be activated despite the registration of the educational seminar, and the student’s ability to enter it any time; stressing that the grading distribution mechanism in this system is distributed as follows: participation, attendance, homework and reports.