Minister: MCO boosted teachers’ digital skills

KUALA LUMPUR: The movement control order has been a blessing in disguise as teachers have improved their digital skills, says Education Minister Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin.

He said this came about since the enforcement of the first MCO in March last year after schools had to be closed and home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) sessions were conducted.

“Our teachers are great. Before the MCO, many had not been exposed to digitalisation, but from MCO 1.0 to MCO 3.0, they began to use (technology) to improve and learn digital methods to ensure knowledge can be imparted.”

He admitted that the closure of schools was a challenge for teachers as they found it difficult to gauge the degree of their students’ involvement during online learning sessions.

Therefore, Radzi said teachers creatively improved the PdPR mechanism, including overcoming the constraints of the technological facilities available to them.

“For cases involving lack of devices and Internet access, teachers did everything they could, including sending educational modules to students’ homes, he said during a special talk show in conjunction with Teachers’ Day that was aired live on the Education Ministry Facebook page yesterday. — Bernama

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