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Educational institutions told to transition online amid Covid outbreak

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A student is learning online at her home in Phnom Penh's Chroy Changvar district. Hong Menea

Educational institutions told to transition online amid Covid outbreak

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport spokesman Ros Soveacha told The Post on April 25 that the ministry had suspended in-person instruction at public and private education institutions nationwide from until further notice. The suspension originally went into effect on March 20, 2021.

“At this time, students should continue learning at home through the digital forums approved by the Ministry of Education,” he said.

Soveacha said the ministry was calling on all parents to help their children learn online, listen to educational programmes on the radio, read books and engage with other new methods and technologies for distance or home learning.

“Obviously, parents should spend time staying at home with their children and they should read books to their children. In turn, their children should read books back to them on topics they are interested in and that are appropriate for their grade level, in addition to the reading they do in their lesson books,” he said.

Soveacha also requested that parents allow their children to do some entertaining activities like draw pictures, exercise, and find fun ways to do homework such as making a game of it, according to the best of their ability.

However, Soveacha warned, don’t let them leave home to do anything unnecessary. He also mentioned that students must sleep well each night and be sure to drink enough water to stay hydrated.

Soveacha also reminded all students and parents to follow the three protections and three don’ts and to obey all of the lockdown measures scrupulously.

Soveacha suggested some home learning resources for students online, such as: elearning.moeys.gov.kh; youtube.com/moeyscambodia; facebook.com/moeys.gov.kh; youtube.com/eccdcambodia.

He further mentioned that on TVK2 the Ministry of Information had educational programming, as does the app from the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the app from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia. There is also a private business called e-learning Cambodia providing home lessons.

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