PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO USE ONLINE TEACHING APPLICATIONS

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Parents have been encouraged to embrace the use of internet applications that support teaching and training of children from home.
Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire says this enhances the learning processes for children in their early years.
He was speaking at the Ministry Headquarters during the launch of an education application developed by KAINO an online app that promotes e-learning.

The increased access to internet has come with both advantages and disadvantages across the world.
It is bombarded with a variety of information; ranging from being educative, informative and entertaining.
With Children also having access to internet, the need to ensure its proper use is critical.
This is the reason why; an application to ensure proper learning of children between three to eight of years of age has been developed.

According to a Uganda Bureau of Statistics Report of 2016, seven million Primary School children failed to transition to secondary and only 10 percent progressed to university.
This has partly attributed to lack of proper basic learning a reason this app has been developed.

It is an opportunity that youthful mother Phiona Natukunda has taken advantage of.
Both her children have learnt using this online application for the last two months.

To this, she has a word for fellow parents.

It is this similar message that Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Vincent Bagiire has for both parents and guardians.

Other than allow children access not so useful online information, Bagiire wants disregard of apps that could compromise their ethics.

A 2015 Report by UWEZO indicates that 80 Percent of children in school cannot do basic mathematics while 60 percent cannot read basic English Sentences.
The launch of this app could go far in addressing these challenges.

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