. . . parents speak on time with kids
Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
PARENTS have noted with concern their children’s lack of learning time appealing for a change of syllabus to suit the two term period for them to catch up.
School terms have been reduced to two due to Covid-19 thereby affecting learning.
One of the parents told H-Metro that the reduction of the school terms left them with more time to be with children, a move they said opened their eyes to the importance of teachers.
“We had a torrid time with children during this lockdown and feel relieved by their returning to schools,” said one of the parents.
“Children were not learning at all but taking more time in engaging in evil activities forcing others in criminal and evil acts that include early marriages,” said the parent.
“With the reduction of school terms, children will spend more time at home without monitoring and this has shown the burden faced by teachers and the important role they play in shaping our children.
“Kudzidzisa vana kunoda mwoyo murefu uye chido chacho nekuti pasina izvozvo ndawona kuti vana vanonetsa chaizvo vazhinji vavo vatisiira basa rakawoma nekuda kwemhosva.
“There is need for trained teachers to be with the children since most parents will be at work leaving the children exposed to promiscuity and other evils.
“Reduction of learning period needs a change of the syllabus and we are very sure ministry of education will work on that,” said the parent.
One of the parents said the reduction would lessen teachers’ burden and pressure to complete the syllabus.
“Children need time to engage in sporting activities which is one of the paying business in developed countries,” said the parent.
“They are trained to work with any given syllabus but slow learners would be affected much considering that some parents do not give time to help their children in studying.
“Introduction of youth activities during holidays would be important in order to keep them busy and avoid engaging in criminal activities,” said the parent.
A number of parents appealed to government to closely monitor schools on fees arguing that some are after milking parents and guardians in order to cover up on lockdown period.
“Education is important and some school authorities have been taking advantage of taking it as a milking cow to enrich themselves at the expense of parents’ pockets,” said one of the parents.
“Some schools have increased fees so much that all our salaries have been emptied and we are appealing to government to closely monitor schools with that intention in order to safeguard us from their merciless behavior.
“Vamwe vanofarira kuvhurwa kwezvikoro kuti vatore mari kana yavamuhomwe ndivo vanotanga kuti zvikoro ngazvivharwe nekuti homwe dzavo dzinenge dzanaka.
“If government can protect us from such greedy schools who fail to deliver desired results,” said the parent.