The news of schools being shut down till the end of the month came as a shocker on the 14th of March. While this left many teachers (and parents) jolted, students rejoiced about the holidays. No one knew how far this would go. The unprecedented pandemic has made the education industry take a paradigm shift. It has also made many parents consider homeschooling.
While many are still adjusting to the new equilibrium of learning, the news of the ban on e-learning for primary and pre-primary students dropped like a bomb. Even though the ban was taken to avoid longer screen time for children, it brings a host of other problems with it for students and parents.
A long-term ban can lead to an enormous learning gap in students. Many educators will agree that a learning gap created at such young ages can create larger deficits in learning in middle and high school. All of this is making many parents rethink their approach to education for their kids. Many are now seriously considering homeschooling.