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Online teaching not alternative to classroom – NUT Chairman

Adedoyin Adesina, chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Lagos chapter, says that online education can only curb redundancy among students but can’t replace the classrooms.
The NUT chairman made it known that parents have been complaining of the high fees being demanded by the privately own schools towards teaching their students online for the third term.

Adesina warned that it would not go down well if the online teachings are used as an alternative to classroom activities.

“Online teachings cannot replace classroom teachings but it is an alternative to curb redundancy amongst students,” he said.

“Since the fight against the Coronavirus disease surfaced, the Lagos State Ministry of Education had done well since March to engage students with online teachings.

“We don’t know how long the COVID-19 situation will last, but we are hopeful that it would soon be over and everything would resume.”
Recall the Lagos State government had cautioned private school proprietors against using the online classes to replace actual classes for the third term.
It added that parents should be consulted widely should schools decide to charge fees for the online classes.

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