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Parents told to guide children during radio learning

By Kabaka Quintous

The director of education in Torit County of Eastern Equatoria State Loboi Clement is urging parents to supervise their children during the ongoing Radio Learning Programme.

He said most parents have taken the advantage of the absence of the schools to overwork their children.

Clement said the children were now loitering anyhow without attending to the learning program being aired on the radio.

In April, the government closed down schools to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country and the national Ministry of Education and Instruction with support from partners launched a Radio Learning Program to allow children continue with the learning as they stay at home.

Speaking to Juba Monitor on Tuesday, Loboi Clement said Covid-19 was still in existence and that may take a long way to go.

“Since you are aware of the scheduled interactive learning program live on radio Miraya for both primary and secondary levels, we urge you to continue being involved and guide the learners in all ways possible to attend to this important program and other educative activities from home,” he said.

Clement urged parents to provide their children with the scholastic materials such as books and pens while supervising their children during radio learning programme.

He said although the schools still remain closed, teachers should protect the learning facilities.

“We are kindly urging all the head teachers to protect the schools’ premises and properties including the books and stores from being destroyed by termites.

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