E-learning: Consider the plight of rural scholars, government urged

By ZBC Reporter

The government has been urged to consider the plight of rural scholars on new methods of learning as the majority do not have access to internet and radio facilities.

Shamwari Yemwanasikana Director Ekenia Chifamba whose organisation has embarked on a Covid-19 awareness programme in Murewa said while they welcome the initiative to provide learning through the internet and radio, the government should not forget the plight of the rural populace whose majority has no access to internet and radio.

“While we commend the government for the home learning initiative we are afraid that the majority of learners in rural areas have no access to the facilities.”

Girls from the area highlighted the challenges they are facing during the lockdown period.

“The challenge we have here in Murewa is that we can’t access radio lessons as most of us have no radios while our parents have no internet.”

“Sanitary wear is a big challenge especially now when we have no income as we cannot go to sell our agricultural produce.”

The organization which held the awareness programme in partnership with the Murewa District COVID-19 Taskforce handed over personnel protective equipment and sanitary wear to people in the area.

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