The battle between Online and Face-to-face classes
Ever since the resumption of normal classes was announced last March 4 by the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, students and parents are wondering whether to go or just stay in the house for the online classes.
All students are doing online classes before the announcement. There was a regular schedule for each subject which the student has to attend and all of the classes were held in the morning. But after the announcement, two schedules were formed to serve the students doing online and face-to-face. Face-to-face classes are done in the morning from 7:30 to 11:30, while online are done from 12:30 until 3:45 in the afternoon.
There were more students coming in the face-to-face classes compared to online class. In one grade level for example, there is a total of 35 students coming in face-to-face as compared to only 15 in online. In another grade level, there are 25 students coming to school while 19 are doing online.
So what does this show? Maybe this can mean some kind of eagerness from the students to come to school, meet everyone and learn since a long time just staying at home brought boredom to them really. Or perhaps the students just really need an actual lesson facilitated by their teachers in a manner that is personal and so teaching and learning can be done easily.
What's the problem of online? Well one thing, internet is lagging. Not all computers and internet are working very well and so this affects indeed. The only consolation doing online could be the protection from the contraction of the terrible virus.
Anyway whatever the format, online or face-to-face, MIC is prepared and ready to help the students learn and learn very well.