Since the outbreak of Covid-19 globally, the educational sector has been affected severely. Students in different educational institutions such as universities and colleges have been affected by this pandemic. Many school-going children are also affected, especially those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes and heart diseases. Many of them skip school and stay at home or are hospitalized.
Firstly, the students received no education and no learning. When the pandemic struck, many schools got closed, and hence the students remained at home. Learning was discontinued, and many students did not read at home (Mahmut 1126). They were given printed assignments and notes during that period but could not study well without the guidance of their teachers (Ogunode 85). Secondly, the students also faced mental issues such as stress, depression and anxiety because they were not provided with both emotional and social support (Mahmut 1126). Many of them studied alone and were stressed as they thought of the students and the school community.
Thirdly, the parents were burdened with the financial crisis. The parents had to find money to continue educating their children after the sudden closure of schools (Lucey 1035). Parents were worried that their children would forget what they were taught during school days, and consequently, they sought ways to tutor their children while at home. Lastly, many students did not get access to technology while at home. During the student’s stay at home, most of them could not acquire remote learning because they lacked access to television, radios, computers, internet and data (Lucey 1035). There were educational programs aired on televisions, radios, and various social media platforms, and therefore many students could not get access to such opportunities (Ogunode 85).
In conclusion, this pandemic brought many negative consequences and positive consequences, some of them being the introduction of new technologies to the educational sector and a blended mode of learning. Though the schools were closed for an extended period, the health sectors developed ways in which people could prevent themselves from this pandemic, and thus many schools were reopened, and the students were back to their studies again.