Lockdown: Online Class and Its Effectiveness in Nepal!

The Nobel coronavirus disease has been spreading rapidly in the country. The world health organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus epidemic a pandemic due to its rapid spread all over the world. In light of rising concern about the current covid-19 pandemic, a growing number of universities in the world have either postponed or cancelled all campus events. Most of Educational Institution has started online classes but the effectiveness of online class has been questioned.

Online class with Slow Internet

The government of Nepal implemented a lockdown starting on march 24 to close schools, colleges, universities and all the sectors of educational institution. The closure of educational institutes in response to the pandemic have shed debt, digital learning, food insecurity as well as internet. Current problem of every students of Nepal facing internet service problem. The impact has more severe effect for parents and children causing interrupted learning compromised nutrition and consequent economic cost to families.

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The lockdown of educational institutions is going to cause major and likely unequal interruption in student’s learning disruptions in internal assessments for qualification or their replacement by inferior alternatives. Most of the universities, school and other educational institutions has been providing virtual online classes but it remains ineffective due to internet problem.

Moreover, students and teachers are unsatisfied with the digital methodologies, which will ultimately hamper the quality of education. Thus, students who are poor who are physically disadvantaged, and who do not have a home situation conducive to online study may not be able to attend such classes.

In the context of the covid-19 pandemic some studies indicate that large proportions of college students have experienced elevated amounts of stress, yet other sources indicate that many college students have responded to these changes with resilience.

In Nepal specifically the recent child and family tracer survey by UNICEF Nepal shows that more than two-thirds of school children are deprived of distance learning. Only two out of three children have access to television, radio, and internet-based learning platform. Among them only 80% of children use distance learning platform for their learning activities.

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