EFFECT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON CURRICULUM DELIVERY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Patience Nemezu Chioma (PhD), Goodluck Ogbonna Enyichukwu, Jonathan Chinaka Nwosu

Abstract


The global outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic led to the closure of Nigerian education institutions by the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) on March 19, 2020, due to its ravaging effect on every sphere of life. Education Stakeholders had to adjust to the 'new normal despite the negative impact of the pandemic on sources of livelihood, the global economy as well as the disruption of education. Notwithstanding the already fragile nature of the higher institutions in Nigeria which is faced with incessant strikes, changes in teaching and learning methods, disruption in the routine of parents and access to educational-related services, lack of basic facilities and infrastructure, and crisis management issues between the state and federal ministries of education, then the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education highlighting the opportunities that have been created by the pandemic which can be harnessed by higher institutions in meeting the goals and objectives of education. Among other recommendations, there is a need for the development of a national blueprint and implementation plan that will cater for a reduction in the cost of data/bandwidth for learners and online courseware development, intensive capacity-building programs to help teachers cope with the latest technology, cheap internet services, practical based learning as well as the need for relevant education stakeholders to intensify investment in remote learning tools that are unique to the Nigerian environment.

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Curriculum Delivery, COVID 19 Pandemic, Higher Education

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nigerian

Education System: Impacts, Management,

Responses, and Way Forward

Adelakun Iyanuoluwa Samuel

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nigerian

Education System: Impacts, Management,

Responses, and Way Forward

Adelakun Iyanuoluwa Samuel

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nigerian

Education System: Impacts, Management,

Responses, and Way Forward

Adelakun Iyanuoluwa Samuel

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nigerian

Education System: Impacts, Management,

Responses, and Way Forward

Adelakun Iyanuoluwa Samuel


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