With faculties closed because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Albania, the Impartial Commerce Union of Training of Albania has moved rapidly to social media and digital group platforms to remain in contact with members. It has additionally liaised with public authorities to make sure that all kids have ongoing equal entry to academic assets.
In Albania, faculties closed on 10 March as a part of the nation’s measures to sluggish the unfold of the Coronavirus Illness 2019 (COVID-19).
The Impartial Commerce Union of Training of Albania (SPASH-ITUEA) rapidly established new channels of communications to liaise instantly with members. “We’re utilizing social media and discussion groups to repeatedly inform our members concerning the scenario and their rights,” stated Anxhela Llalla of SPASH-ITUEA. “We’ve got revealed three numbers they will name from 8am to 8pm, any time they assume their rights have been violated or they’ve any questions.”
Academics are being requested to ship their classes via on-line platforms. Nevertheless, not all lecturers and college students personal a smartphone or a pc. As well as, there isn’t any entry to the web in distant areas, and, usually, broadband prices are very excessive, so not everybody can afford it.
SPASH urged the Training Ministry to make classes for all lessons obtainable day by day on all nationwide TV channels. This is able to permit for a broader attain and would assist to make sure that each little one, regardless of his/her geographical location, would be capable to entry academic assets.
SPASH has additionally requested publishers to make obtainable college assets on numerous topics, in order that lecturers can simply use them. It has additionally requested free web entry for all college students and lecturers till the top of the emergency scenario.
Whereas lecturers had been additionally requested by academic authorities to publish footage and movies of them and youngsters throughout the on-line studying classes, SPASH instantly instructed lecturers to not publish something with out the written consent of the kids’s dad and mom/guardians.
The Training Ministry has responded positively to a number of the union’s suggestions: classes are being recorded and broadcast on nationwide TV and a few Web
suppliers have minimize their charges in half.