Online Education Option But Not a Solution !

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All regions of the world have been affected due to the COVID-19 epidemic. But the worst is happening in the education sector. Students have become mentally challenged. Studying habits have changed. Fostering and education experts are most concerned about messing that is happening in the name of online education. Today, where a large part of the country’s population is craving for water, a bulb of electricity has not reached 10 percent of the households, providing internet and online education is the biggest problem.

With the closure of schools, about 46.3 crore children in the world are not able to access virtual education. And at least 60 percent of the children in the country do not have access to virtual education. The UN estimates that the lockout caused by the epidemic has affected about 1.50 billion children in the world.

A study conducted by the United Nations showed that at least one-third of children in the world have not been able to access virtual education due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the widespread closure of schools. From this UNICEF study, it is estimated that there are about 46.3 million children all over the world who either do not have the equipment or have no electronic access for distance education. The worst part of this has affected the rural part of the country. In 20 percent of villages of the country, electricity, drinking water, toilets and health care have not reached, where online education through the internet has become a dream.

The executive director of the institution, Henrietta Four, said in a statement that it looks like a global emergency if the total number of children whose education was completely disrupted for months. The consequences of this can be felt in societies and in economies for decades to come. The United Nations estimates that about 1.50 billion children in the world have been affected by the lockout caused by the epidemic and the schools closed. For children, this change has become a big shock to their mental level. In society, there is no mental condition of thinking of COVID-19, sitting in the house for eight months. Play as if you have forgotten. Due to this, many mental changes have started appearing in children. Parents and teachers are worried about this change.

The UNICEF report also underscores the geographical differences between children in accessing distance education. For example, far fewer children have been affected in Europe than in Africa or parts of Asia. The report is based on data collected from about 100 countries. This data measured people’s access to the Internet, TV, and radio. According to this report, there have been many shocking revelations.

The central government wants to start a school but spinach is not mentally prepared for it. Until the COVID-19 vaccine arrives, sending the school to the children is not free from danger, they are assuming the Society and the school. Then an attempt is being made to give online education, but many changes are going on among the children, but their solution is neither with the government nor with education experts.

The report said that it is possible that children who have these resources may be facing other hurdles, such as a good place to study at home, the pressure to do other things for the family, or computer damage. But lack of technical support. According to the report, of the children who are not getting virtual education, 67 million are in East and South Africa, 54 million are in Western and Central Africa, 80 million are in the Pacific and East Asia, 37 million are in the Middle East and North Africa. 14.7 million are in South Asia, 13 million are in Latin America and the Caribbean. Figures for the US and Canada were not provided.

In many countries, the new year of schools is about to start and classes are also going to start in many places. In view of this, UNICEF has asked governments to prioritize the reopening of schools safely while relaxing the lockout restrictions. The report also said that wherever it is not possible to reopen schools, governments should make additional education to make up for a lost time.

The outbreak of corona is increasing in different parts of the country, then it is decreasing elsewhere. The situation of final year examinations in Maharashtra has been the same in many parts of the country. Then the government wants to start education, but the condition of the country and the world is getting worse. In the outbreak of COVID-19 is an online education option but not a solution.

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