Baraka Godfrey Mkinywa: Balance between in-person, online learning could be ‘silver lining’ of crisis
Roughly 1.4 billion children around the world have seen their schools closed due to the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. A growing list of Tanzania announced that students will not return to physical classrooms for the rest of the academic year.
Traffic has increased significantly to the TAIFA ONLINE SCHOOL websites, and new registration by parents is 20 times higher than normal BARAKA said.
The organization has rolled out new resources for parents learning to teach at home, he said.
“What we’ve been doing is trying to provide extra support,” BARAKA said. “We’ve published schedules for parents and teachers so they can understand how to structure the day. We’ve just published some learning plans so students can understand not just how to keep learning through the end of the school year, but how to leverage summers so that the learning doesn’t stop.”