Future of Education System Amidst Covid 19
We all are fully aware that due to coronavirus pandemic state government across the country temporarily started shutting down schools and colleges. As per the current situation, there is absolute uncertainty as to when colleges and Universities will fully resume their operations.
Certainly, itis a crucial time for the education sector as various entrance tests and competitive exams are held in this period. No doubt that this will impact passing out of students from current courses and intake of students for fresh batches. Conducting Semester end exams for various courses will be a hectic job for college authorities and well staff while keeping the health concerns of students and professors in mind.
The immediate solution of coronavirus is necessary or if these days pass then closure of colleges and universities will not only have a short-term impact but also far-reaching economical and societal consequences.
Technology will play an important role during this lockdown period like working from home and distance learning as parents will become reluctant to send their wards to universities.
Institute offering teacher training to students will get an opportunity to help trainees to get digitally equipped and tray teaching students through google classrooms, google Meet or WebEx. In India, some private schools can adopt online teaching methods, but potential low income Private and Government schools may not be able to adapt to online teaching methods. This is where tutors can take the opportunity of reaching the masses but for this process to run smoothly the institution will have to bring changes in way subjects like educational technology and ICT are taught in teacher training institutes.