First of all, I would like to say thank you to the authorities for implementing safety measures to safeguard the population from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a parent of two primary schoolchildren, I was fully behind it when the government announced the closure of schools and the introduction of home-based learning as one of the strategies in battling the outbreak.
As I was made to work from home, I was able to help my children with schoolwork. It wasn’t too stressful to juggle between my own work and theirs.
However, now that I’m back in the office; my children are back in school but only partially. It’s growing more difficult to find time to tutor them, especially when there are two schools – regular and religious – of home-based learning materials to go through.
I hope the authorities will look into the matter and take into consideration that while home-based learning is a good safety measure amid the outbreak, it also takes the toll for full-time working parents, such as myself, who have to sit in as a teacher when education is virtual.