World Health Organization on January 30, 2020, publicized Covid 19 as a health
emergency worldwide. After the announcement, the haphazard closure of all the
schools, colleges, and universities was done to limit the exposure of students
to the novel virus. As this virus was new, there was no vaccine available at the
spot to get the situation under control so the best possible prevention was
considered at that time and which are continued until now until the situation is
controlled and the drastic effects of the virus are diminished.
After the outbreak of the virus, students were not able to attend their school
and it was suggested to deliver the lecture online using any platform that is
convenient for the students. A study is conducted about the impact of
coronavirus pandemic on education through which data is collected by using
questionnaires to 200 respondents including teachers, parents, students, and
policymakers selected from different countries which concluded that there are
learning disruptions, decreased access to education and research equipment.
Following are the effects on education:
1. Learning disruption
Online learning was the only sole step initiated worldwide but that was not easy
because everyone was not aware of the digital skills that created hindrance in
communication due to inaccessibility.
2. Loss of interest in studies
Due to poor infrastructure, student’s time is wasted and they indulge them into
different other activities affecting the efficiency of student in studies.
3. Loss of Jobs
Covid 19 possess a risk to jobs because people are supposed to stay at home in
isolation, this resulted in a loss of jobs.
4. Prolong Study Time
It is challenging for the teachers to convey the knowledge to students while
using the online application (Zoom, Microsoft teams & other e-learning
platforms)because of the poor network.
5. Access to laptops/mobile
All the students don’t have access to laptops /mobile because of the age and
number of other multiple reasons, some students can’t even afford mobiles and
laptopswith internet connectivity issues
All the types of equipment cannot be accessed online, which limits the student's
capabilities to perform their tasks
7. Education Opportunities
Students are not able to avail the opportunities offered by different schools
and colleges, they are bound to stay at home during the pandemic, and this
affects many students because they can’t avail themselves of the scholarships.
Ongoing pandemic is posing hurdles and challenging environment to every sector.
There is no defined period for the termination of the Covid 19. Government
should take the necessary steps to facilitate the students to carry on their
studies by strictly following all the sops. Exams should be properly scheduled
for the assessment and promotion of students without any further delay because
prolonging the duration without any assessment would result in loss of
determination and deviation of interest of students. A possible solution should
be found to stop the spread of the virus otherwise disruption caused by Covid 19
to the educational sector will last longer, students who are not engaged in
studies would affect the academics, resulting in idleness and involvement in
crimes and poor academic performance.
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