Digital Divide: Inadequate home learning space, lack of support among hurdles

Healthcare worker Ms Sarah with her 10-year-old son doing his Home-based-learning at her place on Nov 4, 2020. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - On good days during the circuit breaker, Mary (not her real name), 15, could attend her home-based lessons punctually and hand in her homework on time.

But on other days, she waited for more than four hours to use her 21-year-old brother's laptop, as it was the only computer at home.

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