Influence of Covid-19 Pandemic on Teachers and Students’ Interaction in Basic Science in Junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria (Published)
This study considered the impact of Covid -19 pandemic on Teachers’ and Students interaction in Basic Science Classrooms in junior secondary schools in Ekiti State. The research procedure involves descriptive research of survey type. Participants were 320 Basic Science students which were randomly selected across four Local Government areas in Ekiti State. Data were collected with the instruments titled Impact of Covd-19 pandemic on teachers’ classroom interaction (IC-19TCI) and Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on students’ classroom interaction (IC-19SCI). The reliability of the instruments was determined through Cronbach Alpha and this yielded a correlation coefficient of 0.78 and 0.75 for IC-19TCI and IC-19SCI, respectively at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentages, means, graphs and standard deviation were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on teachers’ interaction in the classroom was negative.
Citation: Adegbola F.F. (2023) Influence of Covid-19 Pandemic on Teachers and Students’ Interaction in Basic Science in Junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 4, 59-65
This paper reviewed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education by preliminary document studies. In Cambodia, as of 30 October 2020, school closures replaced by distance learning. First, the paper highlighted the immediate impact on student learning and wellbeing, mostly kids. Second, it illustrated teachers and school personnel are facing on adapting with ICT skills to support distance learning. Third, it showed ineffective delivery of continuous learning and learning outcomes are not quite well and limit for quality of education. Finally, it stated the implementation of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MoEYS) Education Strategic Plan (ESP) 2019-2023 is also severely impacted by the pandemic. To address these challenges, MoEYS developed learning platforms and continue learning programs for line learning. The Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG), MoEYS and ESWG created objectives for the Education COVID-19 Response Plan. MoEYS is planning to reopen educational institutions in three phases with the strictest health safety standards by blended learning following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the condition of Covid-19. The paper recommended that the government and MoEYS and stakeholders should respond to the situations during the Covid-19 pandemic: i). The continuous learning program should be strengthened as a priority for online learning with social media to ensure effective learning; ii). The digital infrastructure should be promoted in the countryside and remote areas to strengthen online learning with the platforms of MoEYS; iii). The ICT skills and digital education should be strengthened by providing training and development to teachers to ensure effective online learning; and teachers and students engagement, and iv). The content and curriculum on paper should be adapted and replaced by digital form to ensure effective learning and teaching.
Future anxiety among Jordanian university students during the Corona pandemic in light of some variables (Published)
The present study aimed to identify the level of future anxiety among Jordanian university students during the Corona pandemic, as well as to identify the differences in levels of anxiety among university students in the absence of a number of variables. The study sample, who numbered (321) male and female undergraduate students at public universities in northern Jordan, the study found that the level of anxiety of Jordanian university students was high, and the study also found that there are differences in levels of anxiety among university students due to gender. The existence of differences attributed to each of the variable of the college and the academic year, and the study recommended a number of recommendations, the most important of which were: The need to conduct other studies on a larger scale to identify the real reasons behind the high level of anxiety among Jordanian university students.