IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON EDUCATION SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Dr. Niaz Muhammad, Dr. Nasrullah Khan, Dr. Khisro Kaleem Raza

Abstract


Background of the study: The sudden rise of COVID pandemic and its speedy spread around the globe affected almost all walks of life particularly the education system in Pakistan. The lockdown in the entire country and closure of all education institutes put a gape in teaching learning process. It made the teachers and students away from each other, thus physical interaction of students and teacher in classrooms became a dream for both the students as well for the teachers at secondary level. The parents of the students were very worried for the study loss of their children but they were helpless. Therefore, the purpose and focus of this research paper was on the evaluation of literature available internationally to see what the status of covid pandemic in the world is and what type of strategy they have adopted to cope with the problem. Method: The nature of this research is evaluative, as it has been mentioned in the above lines that focus was on the available literature, Online overview was also driven for data collection to evaluate it, analyze it and to see the result of the closure of educational institutes due to Covid pandemic and its impact on secondary education system of Pakistan. Results: Key results extracted from literature were: It affected all walks of life particularly the education system at large. It wasted the precious time of the students by halting physical interactive classrooms. ICT stepped in to replace physical classrooms with online classrooms but this new approach had many other problems like, lack of experience, many of the teaching staff as well as the students in ICT, availability of the electronic gadgets to all the teachers and students. Thus availability of the net facility to all the teachers and students in the country was also a problem. Conclusion: It was concluded that online classes were not as useful as physical interactive classes. It does not facilitate the entire stakeholder equally. Online classes have many flaws for instance, availability of the devices, experience of its usage, and net accessibility. In online class it is difficult for the teachers to have hold on the class like in physical classes.


Keywords


Corona Virus, Covid Pandemic, Covid impact on Learning, Covid and Education.

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