Ahmad Malie

Online learning system

KUCHING: The online learning system is a good alternative to ensure the continuation of education in the nation during the movement control order (MCO) period but its effectiveness depends on the students’ class level and the quality of Internet access in respective localities.

This was pointed out by Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers’ Union (KGBS) president Ahmad Malie yesterday.

He said the union hoped parents or guardians would assist the teachers in using the existing contemporary resources like textbooks if there were problems with Internet access

“KGBS also calls on parents to help ensure that their children learn and study while at home during the MCO period.

“KGBS appeals to parents or guardians to give their full support to this effort to ensure that such effort is maximised and to guarantee that the students’ learning is not adversely affected,” he told the New Sarawak Tribune yesterday.

Ahmad was referring to the directive given by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education in recommending the teachers to use online learning system to teach the students.

“KGBS is confident that the teachers will be equipped with a variety of existing methodologies and learning resources, including online teaching methodologies and applications such as Schoology, Google Classroom, Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc,” he added.

Ahmad called on teachers and students in the state to comply with the MCO and stay at home. 

He advised them to remain steadfast, patient and persistent in facing the situation.

“Finally, KGBS invites all education staff and parents of the students to pray for the Covid-19 crisis to end and life to return to normal,” he added.