Learners provided with data for online learning
13 May 2020
Qhayiya Secondary School in Hermanus provided Grade 12 learners with 1Gb WhatsApp data to enable them to stay in contact with their teachers during the lockdown.
Principal Nkosilungile Lolwana said they realised that they had to make a plan after finding that some learners did not have data for online learning. “We started a Facebook page to upload school work and information provided by the Western Cape Education Department, but not all learners had access to Facebook.”
A teacher at Hermanus High School assisted Qhayiya Secondary to get sponsors for data for 200 learners.
The two schools have a history of working together. Hermanus High invites Qhayiya’s Grade 12 learners to their annual Spring School for subjects like Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Accounting.
Lolwana said while remote teaching and learning is very challenging for his school, the senior learners especially were concerned about their studies and responded eagerly to the work given by teachers. The teachers went out of their way to try and follow up with non-responsive learners.
Lolwana said the school was doing everything possible to a help teachers and learners navigate uncharted territory. “We would like to thank our sponsors for their support.”