Kampala Parents’ Schools Moves To Pioneer Online Teaching
Kampala Parents’ School performed well in PLE in 2019
Kampala Parents’ School (KPS), one of the best primary schools in Uganda is pioneering a fully fledged online teaching in the country.
According to Daphine Kato, the KPS Principal, the online classes will begin with Term I work which wasn’t completed due to abrupt closure of schools countrywide due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter dated May22, 2020 to parents/ guardians, Kato says after completion of term one material, the school will embark on Term two syllabus.
“We should also not overlook the fact that the school has invested heavily on the equipment to enable online lessons to go on smoothly for the benefit of learners,” Kato says.
She adds that due to limited movement during this period of COVID-19, the school will take up the responsibility of accommodating teachers.
“During the first week of online teaching, there will be induction and revision of holiday work,” she says.
KPS is owned by property mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia.
It is worth noting that as a result of Coronavirus lockdown, schools have taken to social media, television stations and print media to pass on learning materials to learners.
Top schools have been sending holiday work via Whatsapp groups for parents to use to teach their children during this time of the lockdown.
For, Kampala Parents’ School, it has been teaching to Primary Seven candidates in partnership with NTV Uganda which has been airing lessons live.
During his 14th COVID-19 address to the nation on Monday, President Yoweri Museveni said schools will only reopen for candidate classes in early June 2020, leaving parents anxious on whether Term One will be completed or not. There are also fears that this year may be canceled and non-candidate learners asked to repeat classes next year when COVID-19 is contained.
However, experts say Government and schools should consider online teaching because it is cheaper in the long run.