Coronavirus: Tamale schools resort to WhatsApp to facilitate teaching

Coronavirus: Tamale schools resort to WhatsApp to facilitate teaching

- Some private schools in the Tamale metropolis have resorted to using technology to educate their students

- The schools are now giving online exercises to enable the students keep up with their studies

- Schools have formed WhatsApp groups for parents to enable them to send homework to their wards

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that certain private schools in the Tamale metropolis have resorted to using technology to educate their students.

Despite the fact that President Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday, March 16, 2020, that schools should be closed down for 4 weeks, education is not supposed to end.

The schools in Tamale are, however, giving online exercises to enable the students keep up with their studies.

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Some schools have formed WhatsApp groups for parents to enable them to send homework to their wards.

Others have also sent text messages to parents asking them to come to school for assignments for their wards.

Some parents have said although it is not comfortable, it is better under the circumstances.

Meanwhile working parents in the Tamale metropolis are now struggling to balance work with childcare.

The suspension of social gatherings especially schools and churches was deemed important by President Akufo-Addo judging by the fact that coronavirus spreads through human and sometimes animal contact.

Students and congregants, by staying at home, would have close to no physical contact with one another - a way of curbing the spread of the disease.

READ ALSO: Universities, JHS, SHS to be closed down until further notice - Akufo-Addo (video)

Meanwhile, a young boy who appears to be a basic school student in Ghana was captured in a video arriving alone at school after schools were suspended by Ghana's president.

It would be recalled how YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a Facebook live video announced that all public and private schools including universities to be suspended from March 16, 2020, for the next four weeks.

Although it is not fully confirmed whether the young boy captured in the video was in the category of a final year student, the video of him looking lost and stranded seems to have given him away that he went out of ignorance.

On a normal Monday morning, the young boy who is going for classes would appear a bit more vibrant and active than the young boy was seen acting in the video.

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