Since the pandemic forced schools to close, Cikgu K, who teaches in a public school in the Klang Valley, has been struggling to engage students online.
She has had to be incredibly resourceful. Every week, she conducts lessons on Google Meet for students who have good internet access and devices. Those who don’t, have to rely on textbooks, physical worksheets and online quizzes that require minimal mobile data.
“I have also personally sent project materials to students’ houses and prepared printed worksheets for parents to pick up from the school,” she says.
Like many others, she has observed that the pandemic has widened the education gap between privileged and underprivileged students.
While some students have had no issues transitioning to an online learning environment, others cannot access online classes due to the lack of smart devices and internet connection. For instance,…