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We are happy to watch children go to school again after months of staying at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At least, these children can give their parents some “breathing space” while they spend some hours of the day in the four walls of the classroom.

Back2School 2020: Is it Business as Usual?
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Now is a good time for us all to ask questions about our educational system with the possibilities of advocating reforms in the sector. Recently, we have had some relatively new concepts such as “home-schooling”, “blended learning” and “technology disruption” creep into our discussions on education and the future of schools. Are we ready for any of these changes?

This period is another chance for us to set our priorities right in the educational sector and ensure that we achieve better learning outcomes in schools. We need to start considering innovative educational practices that make school relevant to the needs of the society, as well as setting up systems of accountability in our schools.

Again, let’s not send children to school without assessing what they are learning. Otherwise, we would raise a generation of adults who spent most of their days in school without anything to show for it.

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