At the end of the second week of March, schools and colleges were temporarily closed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus across the country. God knows when the reopening of educational institutions will take place. He used to conduct examinations in all fields of education, board examinations, admissions to schools especially nursery schools, entrance tests of various universities, and various competitive and vocational courses.
Effects of COVID-19 in Educational System
Time is passing, and it is passing, but so far Code 1. (Covid-19); there is no suitable solution for controlling and preventing the spread of the epidemic on a global scale. In these circumstances, the closure of schools and universities could have a short-term impact on the continuity of teaching and learning of more than 285 to 320 million students in the country. On the contrary, it is not far-fetched that its effects can last for a long time. The epidemic has severely affected not only the educational structure but also the economic and social fabric. Across India, 320 million (320 million) students have been affected by the closure of schools under COVID-19.
Lack Of Access To E-Learning
The effects of the lockdown are first and foremost on the traditional existence of schools, their spirituality, the quality of their teaching and learning, and the methods of assessment. Only a handful of private schools have succeeded in adopting online teaching methods. However, due to lack of access to e-learning in low budget private and government schools, the education of students studying in these madrassas is still in limbo. Most students are deprived not only of teaching and learning opportunities but also of healthy food.
Focus On Online Education
In addition, they suffer from economic and social pressures. The government has shifted its focus to “online education” in response to emergencies. Needless to say, the epidemic has transformed the centuries-old model of chalk and talk or chalk and duster into a single technology integrated education system. Teachers have been forced to move from real classrooms to virtual classrooms in a very short time, but it is much better to do something than to do nothing in these situations. Because the students’ time is very precious. The April and May holidays have reduced educational losses to some extent, but the openness of schools is still questionable. In this case, if the virtual education process continues, then we should consider it a booty. According to educators, there is still much work to be done for the effective implementation of virtual teaching and learning, but even so, online education, if carried out in its spirit, is not as difficult as it used to be. That is considered difficult.
Work on what was supposed to be done in the next ten to fifteen years has already begun
The world was already moving towards online methods. Corona Pandemic has accelerated this process. Prior to the move towards online teaching methods, the ground realities based on modern technology and class system related to education in the country were completely ignored. The bottom line is that most teachers are unfamiliar with online education. Most of the acquaintances are ignorant. Teachers with perfect proficiency and access are rarely found. Youth access to the Internet was found to be even lower. According to a recent report, only 12.5% of students have access to a smartphone.
According to the 2017 National Sample Survey, only 23.8% of households have access to the Internet. Only 14.9% of rural households (comprising 66% of the country’s population) had access to the Internet, while only 42% of urban households had access to the Internet. According to the survey, among Internet users, only men have emerged as the primary users. Only 16% of women have access to mobile internet as compared to 36% of men.