More positive feedbacks from second trial of learning from home
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/09/2020
The Ministry of Education held their second education trial of home learning today with parents saying the second trial showed more positive outcomes from the first trial held three months ago. Today, students from pre-school up to tertiary level received instructions through various mediums including radio and television, internet and paper-based in preparation for when COVID-19 will reach our shores.
Parents believe the second trial of home learning showed much improvements from the first trial.
This morning, Radio and Television Tonga News visited homes in Nuku’alofa where some of the parents expressed their view on the program.
Taavai Vikilani from Mataika says that despite the change in the environment from the usual classroom students are accustomed to, it was good to monitor them from home to ensure they follow the instructions given via the internet. She says, she is happy to be able to stay at home with her kids and monitor their schoolwork from home.
Meanwhile, ‘Amelika Fehoko Moala from Fasi moe Afi says, her children are delighted with the program and were looking forward to today.
‘Amelia has three children in primary school levels and two in the secondary schools where they received instructions via radio for primary and television for those in the secondary schools.
In a press conference last week, the Minister of Education Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni highlighted the importance for parents to be present with their children at home during the trial program so that they may supervise and assess their children’s progress to ensure the program was effective.
The trial is part of the Ministry of Education and Training’s program in ensuring that school children can receive educational programs at home through radio, television and the internet; in preparation for a time when schools will shut down because of COVID-19.
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