Sat, 31 Jul 2021 Today's Paper

Online teaching during pandemic period a complete failure: Teachers’ Service Union

23 November 2020 06:04 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Conducting online teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic is a complete failure as it leads to many social and economic issues, the Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union (CTSU) said.

CTSU General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe told Daily Mirror that most of the teachers and parents were not used to the current pieces of equipment.

“The mobile signal strength in most of the areas in the country is poor. Data bundles used to communicate are also very expensive and not sufficient,” he said.

“30 per cent of people in the Eastern Province, 50 per cent of the people in the Western province (WP), 20 to 40 per cent people in other provinces have access to the internet while the rest of the people will get no opportunity to adequately access the internet,” he said.

He said the best distance education platform is to conduct lessons on television channels until this pandemic situation comes to a controlled stage.

Also, the online education had exerted an extra pressure on students and they have become addicted to using mobile phones, computers too much, Mr Jayasinghe added. Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 2

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • brainmaster Monday, 23 November 2020 04:08 PM

    Well, the whole education system is a mess and should be overholed since decades

    VJ Monday, 23 November 2020 04:55 PM

    No one believed online classes could replace regular interactive teaching. Not everyone is equipped with smart devices or connectivity. However those who had the means stayed connected. This also allowed the school to collect the fees and also pay the teachers.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence

“Medamulana Dynasty”: Four Sons and Three Grandsons of Don Alvin Rajapaksa

Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance minister in the Government of

Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr

Basil Rajapaksa’s catch 22 situation

Sri Lankan politics has been a good deal of family business. It was not even



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.