NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Olajide T. GOMINA 1Department of Mathematics, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Dauda T. OLAOLUWA 2Department of Science Laboratory Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B. 231, Ede, Nigeria.
  • Fatima I. AYEGBA Department of Agricultural Education, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Isaac ELAOCHI Department of Chemistry, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Olubukola ENIOLORUNDA Department of Integrated Science, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Ayo F. BALOGUN Department of Chemistry, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
Keywords: School closures, COVID-19, Students, Nigerian Educational system, Offline

Abstract

Without a doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected all aspect of our lives. In Nigeria, the educational system has been devastated and children from poor families are bearing the brunt of it despite the Federal Government support for e-learning. Globally, the Nigerian educational sector is ranked 138th, with an extensive network of more than 300 thousand schools and 152 Universities 107 Polytechnic, 27 Monotechnic and 220 Colleges listed on the Federal Ministry of Education web portal. The Nigerian educational system which has mostly used
offline system in learning has to opt for online classes for empowering education and for the benefits of the students due to the lockdown. This new development as laudable as it has one in five students unable to connect because they do not have access to an internet enabled phone,
laptop, desktop, or tablet.

Published
2021-06-18