KANGAR, April 28 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been urged to streamline the existing home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) system so that it is more systematic and competent.
Perlis’ Parents, Community and Private Sector’s Involvement (PIBKs) chairman Associate Professor Dr Abdul Jalil Ramli said PdPR should be implemented according to schedule as conducted in face-to-face learning sessions at schools.
”If possible, we ask that the PdPR be based on scheduled school hours so that it is more structured and organised and more focused on key subjects such as Mathematics, Bahasa Melayu and English,” he said when contacted by Bernama today.
He said this when asked to comment on MOE’s decision to re-implement PdPR two weeks after the Aidilfitri holidays from May 16 to 27.
Abdul Jalil said to ensure that PdPR achieves its goals, MOE must solve the lack of devices, internet access and financial problems faced by most students first.
“We are worried that the same situation which happened before when most students could not follow PdPR due to these factors (gadget, internet and finance) would recur,” he said.
He hoped that MOE would hold discussions with PIBKs and Parents and Teachers Associations (PIBG) to find a mechanism to solve this problem or at least reduce the gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Also sharing his views was the Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) president of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Mohamad Asri Shafii who said schools, District Education Office (PPD) and MOE need to issue a complete PdPR module to be used as a guide for parents.
“Not all parents know what their children need before attending PdPR, so if there is a module they can make early preparations to better prepare their children to follow the learning,” she said.
A mother of five, Rusnah Salleh said PdPR learning needs to be streamlined to improve students’ understanding and command of the subjects.
“Before this, my son complained that he did not understand what was taught yet the teachers kept giving homework to the point of burdening the students who did not understand what was taught virtually,” said Rusnah.