Dear MUB,

I‘ve been following you for some time and I feel like this is the best way to vent my frustration and bring an issue which myself and other parents have been battling silently to the public.

Do you think it’s fair for a private school to decide that they’re going to offer WhatsApp classes and 2 days of face-to-face learning in this day and era?

We continue to voice our opinions and disapproval of this method but the administration blames the Ministry of Education saying that they have not set up the necessary systems and that they’re choosing Whatsapp because students don’t have devices. Despite all this, they’re still charging the full fee for the term.

Based on my understanding, the decision to offer WhatsApp classes is because the school owes its staff salaries from the previous school year and has only paid them for 1 month in the past term. As a result of this, teachers lack the necessary devices to stream the classes.

This is so frustrating because, at this time of year along with the covid regulations, schools have limited capacity, making transferring students impossible if you lack the right connections.

Why are all other schools streaming classes on Google but this particular school keeps offering WhatsApp classes despite parents being unhappy about it?

Isn’t it the school’s responsibility to pay staff their salaries so they can acquire the basic necessities needed to do their jobs?

What is being done with the fees we pay?

Why can’t children with devices be given the opportunity to get classes streamed live and those without be offered alternatives like Whatsapp classes?

Frustrated much!!

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