After the closure of schools it has fallen on the parents to take the initiative to teach their children at home. Since the closure happened suddenly, many schools were not prepared to give the children work to do at home. However, there are a few schools which are using e-learning platforms to help the children keep learning while at home. Some of the platforms used include Google classroom and zoom.
This noble gesture however is not without its hitches. There are children whose parents have no access to internet because of other commitments. The number of children being reached is therefore not a hundred percent. Rural areas are the hardest hit as most homes are not even connected to electricity. Therefore it remains the government’s responsibility to make sure that the children get a level playing field with their peers.