MultiChoice Uganda has drawn a schedule to facilitate the study of students during the second lockdown imposed by the government.
Basing on the new schedule, classes shall run from 9 AM to 11 AM on weekdays while on weekends, classes shall run from 10 AM to 12 PM airing key subjects on the country’s syllabus to be aired on Pearl Magic and Pearl Magic Prime channels on DSTv and GOtc.
These adjustments are a result of a second lockdown that was imposed by President Museveni in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 following a surge in both infections and deaths due to the virus.
Since schools have since been locked, MultiChoice Uganda thought it wise to schedule classes on both Pearl Magic and Pearl Magic Prime aiming at educating children during this total lockdown.
“MultiChoice Uganda recognizes that our students find themselves yet again at this same crossroad this year. This is why we have decided to revive learning time on Pearl Magic and Pearl Magic Prime, to support students achieve their academic outcomes,” said Mr. Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing for MultiChoice Uganda.
Additionally, Mr. Asiimwe said that they understand what usually happens when learners spend so much time at home hence prompting their decision which they hope will reduce on the effects of lockdown on students.
“We know the risks that come with spending a lot of time at home and we hope through these lessons our learners will be able to stay plugged in on the learning process,” Mr. Asiimwe said further more.
Ms. Ioan Semanda Kizza the PR and Communication Manager MultiChoice Uganda said since we are in the middle of a pandemic, the digital television has chosen to contribute to the education sector as she said;
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“We are in the middle of a global pandemic which continues to impact negatively on different aspects of life. As MultiChoice Uganda, we understand that overcoming the challenges we face as a country requires a combined effort including continuous innovation by the private sector. Learning time is our contribution as a business, towards facilitating education continuity.”
With uncertainty of when schools shall open, it is wise for students to embrace broadcast classes since trends are pointing towards e-learning and the increasing numbers of covid-19 cases may not encourage learning anytime soon.