Online learning, not everyone’s solution
On 23 May 2020, the minister of higher education and training announced that there will be multi-modal learning.
The idea of remote multi-modal learning was implemented for students who are not part of the 33% and are unable to go back to campus. This was implemented to help students to keep up with the academic year.
However, this posed challenges for some students as they had to attend their lectures online.
Mandisa Khawula, an ICT Application Development student who had challenges adapting to online classes as she does not have enough resources to engage to online learning.
“I couldn’t study effectively as I was introduced to online learning of which was a very big struggle for me. Network coverage also makes it difficult to participate in an online class,” she said.
The third year student also added that multi-modal learning has affected her studies in a drastic manner without hope of success.