CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
e-ISSN: 1309-517X
Redesigning Educational Delivery Systems: The Needs and Options for Continuous Learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic in Nigeria

Emeka Joshua Chukwuemeka 1 * , Samaila Dominic 1, Mary Ayanjoke Kareem 1, Ibrahim Ango Mailafia 2

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 13, Issue 1, Article No: ep292

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/9363

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Abstract

Education has been one of the worst-hit sectors of the economy since the detection of the first index case of Covid-19 in Nigeria on February 27, 2020. Like many affected countries of the world, the Federal government of Nigeria has taken several necessary precautionary measures to curtail the spread of the disease. This has led to the suspension of all educational activities especially in-class teaching and learning processes. This paper studied the state of education in Nigeria and the effort of government towards continuous education in comparison to the measures put in place by other developing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper equally reviewed five different available and popular online learning platforms that can be implemented by the government to provide start-up educational programs that would help to keep students on course by learning remotely from home throughout the period of Covid-19 pandemic. These include Distance Learning, Social media, Virtual Classroom, M-Learning, and Flipped classroom. Implementation of these online forms of education will successfully offer alternatives and ensure continuous education presently and in the future. The recommendations of this study would be useful even for other developing countries that are yet to discover any alternative to the disrupted in-class learning activities so that their students will start to learn from home.

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