Earlier this week, primary school students have officially began their face-to-face learning sessions in school, after almost 2 months of closure due to spikes in Covid-19 cases.
However, netizens became critical after a Twitter user known as @Adibleesimmons uploaded a photo showing a large group of parents gathering together in front of the building gate during the first day of school earlier on Monday (1st March).
“Educators have been teaching about social distancing the whole day. However, the situation was chaotic at the front school gate, with parents looking for their children, and vice versa. Hopefully there will be no MCO (movement control order) 3.0,” the netizen commented.
With over 4k retweets on social media, the comments section has been flooded with netizens expressing their displeasure towards what had transpired. Not only that, others also chimed in and shared similar situations happening in other schools as well. Some even expressed their concern as some of the children were seen not wearing their face masks properly!
Meanwhile, Adib, who is an English teacher, also took to the replies to shed light on the system implemented in the school. He clarified, “Yes, we teachers did release students in stages of 3-5 minutes intervals. But since there were so many pupils (plus parents who came late), the congestion of human traffic was inevitable.”
Is there a more effective system that could be implemented?