Malaysian Schooling Trends Amidst Third Wave of Covid-19

10/11/2020

Malaysian schooling trends have changed considerably since the outbreak of Covid-19.  With coronavirus cases climbing into the triple digits in Malaysia, many parents and schools are being put under pressure again.  Sure, a majority of the cases are in Sabah, but we all know how quickly this virus spreads.  With Coronavirus on the rise again, many parents are opting for online schooling for their children.

 

There was an informal poll conducted in a Facebook group comprised of Malaysian parents of primary school students this past week.  The poll revealed that many parents (1,304 to be exact) voted for schools to be closed, while only 251 of them voted to open schools.

 

As such, many parents have decided to keep their children at home as a third wave grips the nation, resorting to teaching them at home or allowing them to self-study.  While many parents feel children aren’t receiving the attention they need educationally, the need to socially-distance and keep ourselves and others safe seems to have overridden our desire to give our children the best education.

 

School Trends Amidst Covid-19

Some schools have gone back to offering online classes only.  Remote teaching and learning has taken the mainstage with many educational facilities, but with that comes new problems and challenges.

 

For example, many teachers face the difficult task of ensuring their students are not left behind academically while they are homeschooling.  It has become more and more difficult to ensure the students finish the syllabus, stay safe and healthy from the virus, and stay engaged in their online curriculum.

 

Teachers and facilitators are having to get creative and think outside of the box when it comes to teaching.  Holding the students’ attention and minimising distractions have become increasingly difficult.

 

Keep in mind, districts with more than 40 confirmed coronavirus cases warrants a district-wide shut down.

 

Though Covid-19 has changed the way we work and live, it has also created new virtual educational markets, products and services.  Now there are several apps and software available to meet the demands of our changing work and life environment.  More and more schools are leaning towards advanced learning management systems and less on the brick-and-mortar many of us are used to.

 

About Little Human Scholars School in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS school in PJ has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

 

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