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EDUCATION AND COVID19 - THE CHALLENGES


What is education?

Education can be defined as the process of receiving and giving systematic information in a school or a university.


There are three types of education. They are:

1. Formal Education.

2. Informal Education.

3. Non-formal Education.

Formal education can be defined as the type of education which is usually been carried out in a structured environment with class rooms of multiple students under the supervision of certified and professional teachers having a formal curriculum, formal method of teaching and formal behavioral conduct.

This kind of educational system has been in existence 178 years, great men and women of our country passed through this system until 20th, March 2020,this system seems to have given way for informal educational system in order to curb the spread of COVID19. Leaving us with no other option rather than e-learning as well as media systems which are all informal education. As a matter of fact, adaptation will be difficult.

Informal education is the type of education which includes those teaching an individual it's social and general knowledge like teaching a child his/her mother's tongue, how to prepare a meal or ride a bicycle.

To view coherently, this kind of learning, I use the term, "PAK" meaning Personal Acquiring Knowledge. This knowledge could be gained through one's enormous seal on studying and researching. That is to say one has to go extra miles to achieve learning.


The only available means are:

1. E-learning.

2. Radio lesson (Wazobia 95.1fm or Naija 102.7fm).

3. Television (Wazobia Max).

4. Parents.


What is E-learning?

E-learning is the learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom.


BENEFITS OF E-LEARNING.

1. It follows the educational curriculum and scheme of work.

2. Students are independent.

3. Teachers and students dialogue.

4. Supervisors can be parents/guardians.

5. Certificates are issued.


COVID 19 CHALLENGES ON EDUCATION.

1. The Immediate switch from one system of education to another must impose difficulties to the life of students.

2. Laziness:lazy students can't cope.

3. Television remains a barrier.

4. No teachers and parents supervision.

5. No assessment of class work or homework.

6. Studying is at student's risk.

7. No classmate motivation.

8. No recreation time.

9. Incompetent teacher is unaccessible.

10. Method of teaching is not same with formal teaching method.

11. No hierarchy.

12. Illiterate and ignorant parents can not do otherwise.

13. Inadequate power supply hinders learning.


HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES.

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Nelson Mandela.

1. Self sincerity.

2. Determination.

3. Hardworking.

4. Consistency.


"Every great dream begins with a dreamer, always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman.

@Angel Okolie

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