IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA: IMPACT ANALYSIS, POLICY RESPONSES AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

  • Isaace ELAOCHI Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Kogi State
  • Joel Enemona AKOR Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Kogi State
  • Ayo Felix BALOGUN Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Kogi State
Keywords: Covid-19, Educational Institution, Impact, Face-to-Face

Abstract

The closure of educational institutions due to COVID-19 is a preventive measure against the spread of the said disease and has affected the educational well-being, and functioning of all parties involved. The current impacts of the crisis on educational institution are easily recognize,
lack of references to similar crises in the past makes it difficult to predict what may happen in the immediate future. The fact that not all educational institution has strategies for the teaching continuity activity must be taken into account. The most evident impact on teachers is the
expectation, if not the demand, of the continuity of teaching activity using a virtual modality. It is clear that the temporary cessation globally of face- to- face activities has been a huge disruptor of the functions of educational institution. The impact of this disruption is highly variable and
depends, first, on their ability to remain active in their academic activities and, second, on their financial sustainability. Recommendations were made in terms of; a) administrative measures to safeguard the operation of the system; b) financial resources; and c) the provision of resources to continue training activities.

Published
2021-06-18