Private school teachers will now be accorded all the facilities necessary to hold online classes from the schools’ premises, Chairperson All Private Schools Association (APSA), Tariq Shah, has confirmed.
During an interview with a local media outlet, Shah said that APSA has received permission from the government to conduct online classes from schools.
Teachers had been delivering online lectures using their own resources because schools were closed due to the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. As a result, APSA couldn’t provide teachers the facilities needed to conduct online classes from their homes.
Moreover, APSA ensured that all schools should pay salaries to teachers and other employees regardless of the Coronavirus situation. However, some schools were forced to lay off staff employed on a contract basis due to the economic crisis triggered by the lockdown.
Adapting to the system of online classes was a challenge for both students and teachers as it shifted the focus of teaching from the long-established conventional schooling methods. Problems and issues will come up but APSA will resolve them, said Shah.