REFOCUSING INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVE DELIVERY AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND INCESSANT INDUSTRIAL ACTIONS

  • Unekwu Victor ADUH Computer Science Education, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B.242, Nigeria
  • Pius AMEH Business Education, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B.242, Nigeria
  • Babatunde Emmanuel AKA Physics Education, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B.242, Nigeria
  • Abdul AKPA Business Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
  • Dayo Veronica OBALOKO Business Education Department, Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba. P.M.B. 242, Nigeria
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, Educational System, COVID- 19, Industrial actions, Refocusing

Abstract

Education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. A sound educational system is therefore prerequisite to achieving progress, from the
individual to the society to the economy. The closure of institutions of learning be it at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education is a threat to learning in Nigeria and the effect of repeated closures of schools and academic programs on students' learning has adverse effects on the students, the parents and the nation as at large. The ongoing closure of institutions of learning is caused by the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected almost every continents of the world and as a result led to either partial or total lockdown in the educational system. But using  emerging Information and Communication based technologies as a resource; students are encouraged to explore their own interests and to become active learners during the lockdown session. Hence, the efficacy of Information and Communication Technology Platforms that will  foster continued learning cannot be ignored. Thus, this study proposes refocusing Information and Communication Technology in the  Educational System for Effective Delivery amid Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown by proposing a method such as E-Learning platforms that will put an end to the continuous closure in the educational system which emerged as a result of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The proposed computer and android applications do not cost the lecturers and the students any more money than data subscription charges from their respective data
network providers. Moreover, this framework also allows the institutional management to monitor these academic activities and allow the lecturers to upload the courseware and lecture notes to the E-learning zones and interact with the students while the students will also access the e-learning zones to attend their various classes as scheduled by the lecturers or as directed by the school management. Thus, the e-learning zone serves as the meeting point or lecture room for the students and the lecturers alike. 

Published
2021-06-19