Make children’s mental health priority in online assessments, teachers told

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Teachers have been urged to make the mental health of young children a priority while conducting online classes.

This is not unconnected to the deployment of online learning in schools following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown lasting months.

Early childhood educator, Mr Victor Ogunbekun said that teachers should not put scoring top marks above the children’s the mental health.

He was a guest on the EduCeleb Education Discourse recently.

In his words, “If we must put in any test, we must actually assess the mental readiness or preparedness of these children we are talking above.”

The proprietor of Learners Castle School in Lagos opined that there should be a balance between engaging the children online and considering the challenges they are facing in their respective families during the lockdown.

Watch the full video below.

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