COVID-19 Pandemic and School Education: A Study with Special Reference to Secondary Level Students of Rural Areas of Dibrugarh District, Assam.

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Gayatree Lahkar


Education is a process of development. It enables individuals to acquire new knowledge and skills for making adjustments and solving different problems in life. Education is a tri-polar process where three poles, i.e., the teacher, student, and a sound social environment, are required in a regular classroom situation. At the end of 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic had spread all over the world. The spread of this pandemic was so fast that it affected the entire world, including all aspects of individual and social life. The educational scenario has to also change to meet the demands of a pandemic situation, as the governments of most countries in the world have announced lockdowns. The virus has brought new ways of teaching and learning. Online education has emerged in education in place of the traditional system.

 The standards of educational institutions in our country, especially in rural areas, are not so advanced that they can provide sufficient access to internet facilities, computers, and laptops to students in regular mode in the daily classroom. In such cases, the majority of students from low-income families do not take advantage of online education in pandemic. Hence, an attempt has been made in this paper to find out the impact of the pandemic on secondary school students.

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