The covid-19 pandemic has affected educational system. The
government has closed educational institutions due to the global epidemic.
As of 7 June 2020, about 1.725 billion learners are now affected due to school
closures in response to the pandemic.
According to UNICEF monitoring, 134 countries are now implementing nationwide
closures, impacting about 98.5 percent of the world’s student population. 39
countries’ schools are currently open.
Shops, Factories and malls across Pakistan are open for business and brimming
with people, but schools, colleges and universities remain deserted and show no
signs of reopening soon.
High school students have been promoted to the next classes without taking
regular examinations, and admissions to colleges will be granted on the basis of
the earlier year’s results. While many universities and schools have started
While educational institutions are teaching online, there are some students who
do not have the facilities to study online. Some are out of city, some childern
do not have internet access, some areas have load shedding issues and many other
Schools, colleges and universities closer impact not only students, teachers and
families but have far-reaching economic and societal consequences. The impact
was more severe for disadvantage childern and their families, causing
interrupted learning, compromised nutrition, childcare problems, and consequent
economic cost to families who could not work.
As much as this global epidemic has ruined the educational system, we have the
opportunity to see how we can improve our educational system.