COVID-19 has affected educational systems universally which leads to totally shutting down of schools, colleges, and universities. This pandemic has vastly disturbed the education sector and critically influence a country’s economic future as well. We can’t ignore that hardly other sectors would remain affected by the crisis.
Most of the governments across the world have provisionally closed educational institutions to make an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Due to lockdown millions of learners are presently affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic.
Let us find out the impact of Covid-19 on millions of students’ future education due to lockdown.
According to the present situation when there are uncertainty schools and colleges will reopen. No doubt, this is a very critical time for the education sector because entrance tests and competitive exams of several universities are held throughout this period.
Along with them how can we forget about board examinations, nursery school admissions, amongst others, are all apprehended during this period? As the days pass by, there is no immediate solution to stop the outbreak of Covid-19.
The school and university closures will not only have an interim impact on the continuity of learning for more than 250 million young learners in India but also cause economic and societal consequences as well.
Schools and universities around the globe have closed their doors for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic and leaving more than 1.6 billion children stuck at their homes. While it has concocted a spike in demand for online learning. Several educational organizations are presenting online courses and some educational technologies are offering temporary free classes to help offset the impact of school closures.
In response to school closures, UNESCO has been recommended to use distance learning programs and open educational applications and create platforms, so that schools and teachers can reach learners remotely and limit the disturbance of education.
In this time of crisis, effective educational practice is what is needed for the building of young minds which develop their skills and will drive their productivity, capability, health, and ensure the overall progress of India.
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