The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Education institutes to continue online teachings

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By: Masouda Qarizada

After the outbreak of COVID-19, schools and universities announced to be shutdown in Afghanistan, but President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani emphasized that students lessons should started online.
In the first day of education in the country, a number of universities’ students started their lessons online, Ministry of Higher Education, (MoHE) said.
Officials of the MoHE say that the process will continue until the collapse of the coronavirus threats.
Deputy spokesman of MoHE, Hanif Farzan said that online learning started the other day, and students will follow up their lessons through possible accessible ways, until the end of COVID-19 threats.
“This is the best alternative to follow lessons in the universities and the method will be supervised by the Ministry of Higher Education, to evaluate its effectiveness”, Farzan said.
He added, all accessible internet solutions were used in online learning, in which students can follow their lessons through social media including Messenger, Facebook, Whatsapp and other applications.
Meanwhile, President Ghani emphasized on schools lessons to be online, Ministry of Education says, that efforts are underway for starting education year.
Nooria Nuzhat, spokeswoman of Ministry of Education (MoE) said “students will manage their lesson through Radio and Television”.
“Senior officials of MoE working on a committee under the name of (Pedagogic Committee) for starting this method, and they try to expand Education TV broadcasting countrywide” she added.
According to her, all mass Media including Afghanistan National TV and other radios will be use for students’ lessons.
“The school subjects have been divided in two sections of social and experimental subjects, in which social subjects will be implement through Radio and experimental subjects will be implement through TV and other accessible methods” according to MoE officials.
At the same time, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) expressed that during the reduction in violence week they could renovate and implement 700 internet pillars, considering that students accessibilities’ have increased in online lessons.
A number of students say, in remotes area of the country they are deprived of social and mass media’s, considering current situation, they are facing extensive problems such as power outage and lack of access to internet.
A student of Kandahar University Mahmood says, “unfortunately mostly we haven’t electricity and internet doesn’t work properly in our university, therefore it is difficult for me to continue my lesson, through online”.
This is while, following epidemic of COVID-19 outbreak Afghanistan government announced that people should refrain from attending education, sport, and social gathering.
“We are happy from conducting the methods of MoHE and MoE which the sons of the country will not be deprived of education, and could continue their lessons online through social networks” Krishma Amiri student of a private university said. But unfortunately, internet packages not only haven’t the required speed but it is very expensive, which is a big problem, that our countrymen have complaints about, and the MoCIT hasn’t made fundamental effort in this field, she said. 

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.