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Learning from home is not as easy as we think

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 30 2020   /  01:43 am

New trend: Tiara, a student of Padjadjaran University in Bandung, West Java, reads her lessons online at her home in South Jakarta. The university was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Tiara returned home. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Most employees are now working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But what about young people who are still studying?

In a situation unprecedented in human history, more than 2 billion children and young people across the globe, including around 100 million in Indonesia, have been affected by the closure of schools and universities.

Such measures were taken in an effort to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. It first appeared in China’s Wuhan city in December and has now spread to 199 countries, killing 24,090 and infecting 532,263 people according to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus as of March 27.

Meanwhile on the same day, I...