Uganda, Oct. 15 -- As the country gears up for the reopening of education institutions for finalists, under strict observance of standard operating procedures (SOPs), this is also an opportunity to assess the concept of e-learning.

In March, I returned to Uganda following the indefinite closure of academic institutions by the government of Kenya in a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Following the closure of education institutions, our university immediately embraced e-learning, a system that had not been used before. I enrolled for my first online-based semester in May, which ended in August, with exams.

The assessment was by taking assignments and online sit-in exams.

Virtual classes are different from real classes. In my virtual...