After the occurrence of COVID-19, the entire nation has been fighting with its venomous impacts. It has killed almost millions of people and some are suffering the consequences of the effect of it. You can say it is a great pandemic in this modern world. It has created a crisis all over the nation in which people are suffering from malnutrition, poor health, low incomes, and joblessness, and of course, it has highly affected the education system. It is said by UNESCO that almost 90% of students and learners are highly affected by it.
Student’s impact on Coronavirus
The nation in lockdown has created major issues like psychological issues, depression, and health issues. The schools, colleges, and other education firms have remained closed for a long period. Due to this, it has damaged the students’ structure and routine. The interaction with the student with that of a teacher is completely erased. Kids at present are now fond of games and videos on social media. Education is not only about reading, doing homework or studying all the time, it’s also about learning lessons from your school like making friends, interacting with schoolmates, behaving with teachers and other stuff in school. COVID also affected extracurricular activities like sports, music, drama, and a variety of activities. It has caused children to be distracted from learning new things. Children living in rural areas are unable to attend classes due to a lack of smart devices.
Offline classes vs Online classes
Whatever the nation is going through, teachers still manage to teach students online. Online has grabbed the chance where everything occurs, such you can find out from talking to teaching to cooking, shopping, and doing workout sessions. Now it has become a debate between online and offline classes. Online classes are very flexible as it provides a good amount of personal space and lectures. On the other hand, practical classes like Computer science are not possible without doing offline practices and techniques. It is quite impossible to learn computers online. Certain things can be learned online but not all things are possible. In a guest post article the famous org McKinsey has found that in 28 states of the USA, 48 percent K-12 students are not covered under the online education system, which should be mandatorily imposed on them. Because of that many students are not getting proper instruction from their schools until it is open.
Most of the students are completing their Academic degrees online where they can write answers from their homes and send the answer scripts online via pdf. Now cheating has become easier for children. Due to less interaction with the teacher, students have felt less passion and pressure towards the task given by the teacher. The fear that students used to get from teachers of not doing homework has now vanished. The fear or respect that was seen in students is all gone.
Impact on educational institutions
In recent studies, 370 million children are unable to attend school due to COVID as the government has declared the closure of schools, colleges, and other institutes. Some Institutes have been shut down due to the payment which is not being received timely by the students. It has majorly caused an economic depression. Working parents are unable to go to work due to the closure of their kids’ school. They have to stay behind to look after them. There is no option in having a maid for them because of the complete declaration of staying indoors strictly. Even the syllabus that was organised for the children or students has decreased more than 70%. Only a few topics are to be taught. Children who were to appear for secondary and higher secondary exams are now canceled. These kids are unable to feel or understand the giving of secondary and higher secondary exams. In some schools, meals were provided, but after the closure, it went off. In recent studies in the United States, lunch programs in schools were a large project where every 30 million children relied on food from school. They provided breakfast, lunch, and even dinner with the proper amount of nutrition required.
The fact of educational institute closure has brought students to a conclusion of learning and doing projects at home. You can sit back and relax at your home and get to have more time to study. Students preparing for MBBS, JEE, UPSC, and other examinations can easily get extra time for studying rather than wasting time traveling to reach the institution for attending classes. Before the lockdown, students hardly gave time at home as they spent most of their time on tuition, school, and other institutions, where they had less interaction with the family. Somewhere Covid-19 brought the families together. The kids who resided in hostels got to stay more time at home and were able to build a good relationship with their families. The government school teachers were relieved to have such a long holiday as being a teacher is not an easy task. Especially for the female teachers who had to cook at home, look after the family and finally travel a long distance to reach school which became a restless job for them. Now they can easily maintain the family as well as teach children online. Both teachers and students are experiencing either the good or bad impacts of Covid-19.