When the pandemic forced schools to close, parents and educators grappled with how to keep the kids learning. Many students from low-income families also lack the basic technology they require to study online – including access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Apart from the costs of providing decent systems and the struggles of adapting to the new arrangement, most parents are also concerned about the stability of data providers. Internet access has been a problem in Bahrain long before the pandemic, with high prices, slow speeds and lack of coverage in some areas. A number of parents debate whether online education is worth the same price as a regular classroom setup; while some worry about handling online lessons when they have no time to teach. “There were times our daughter found...read more...