Parents urged to guide children in online learning during MCO

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: Parents must do their part and guide their children in online learning amid the movement control order (MCO), says Deputy Education Minister (I) Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon.

Pointing out that there are vast options of useful educational material on the Internet, Dr Mah said it was up to parents to help their children access available online learning platforms.

"Spend a little time with your children on this. I'm sure your encouragement and guidance can motivate your children. The MCO is an opportunity for young ones to improve on knowledge.

"Education should never stop even when schools have been dismissed for the time being. Students can still use the Internet to revise their studies and gain knowledge continuously," he said.

He added that he understood the limitations of equipment and difficulties that some parents and teachers face.

"Children do need computers and gadgets to carry out studies online. They can share the equipment.

“Parents could come up with a schedule to ensure each child could get some time to do online learning," he said.

Addressing teachers, Dr Mah said the Education Ministry is trying its best to prepare teaching materials to enable teachers to continuously provide their services to society.

"We are aware that some locations do not have high-speed Internet. Believe me when I say that the ministry is working to fix the issue," he said, adding that the Internet is one of the most important information exchange and learning tools.

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