02 April 2020
Tuition and education enrichment centres have moved their classes online as a result of the decision made by the Singapore government to suspend all centre-based classes from last Friday, March 27.
While some parents are happy with the move, not all have taken to the idea of forking out the same amount of tuition fee for online classes as opposed to face to face meetings.
Two separate online petitions have been set up by parents, expressing frustration at the quality of online classes put up.
Many tuition centre operators have tried to appease parents by giving discounts, credit vouchers or allowing them to enrol in more than one online class per week at no extra cost.
Some centres have split up class slots and scheduled some online lessons at timings which differed from original face-to-face classes, which made it difficult for students to juggle their other commitments.
Some teachers have started to use Zoom, a video-conferencing app, to conduct lessons.