Religious Education: What are the disadvantages of using the television as a media of instruction?

CHAPTER SIX

6 b iv). Outline the disadvantages of using the television as a media of instruction?

In spite of its usefulness, the television as a media of instruction has a number of disadvantages:

  1.  It is expensive for some schools.
  2.  There is poor reception in some parts of the country. Therefore, there is need for
    more satellites to be set up.
  3. Electricity can go off in the middle of a programme and there may be no alternative source of power.
  4. Some programmes fall during wrong hours either when the students are occupied
    or when the teacher is not available to organize the entire class for viewing.
  5. It is difficult to sieve out important information from a programme designed for a different purpose and .addressed to a different audience (public) and make it relevant to school students.
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