Editorial staff
1 minute read
7 Jan 2021
4:45 am

Another tough year for schools

Editorial staff

Spare a thought for our children and teachers.

Teachers became virtual during Covid-19. Picture: iStock

Last year was an extremely difficult academic year.  The arrival of Covid-19 plunged the education system into disarray at short notice. Some clever, quick thinking, hard work from teachers and administrators, and understanding from pupils ensured the year wasn’t a write off. Home schooling was encouraged, strict protocols were put in place at schools nationwide to curb infections and many schools were forced to adopt alternative shifts to minimise the number in class each day. With Covid-19 infection numbers rising during the second wave, and new information emerging that the youth seem to be falling extremely ill after contracting the...