The COVID-19 pandemic has totally disturbed the daily routine of almost every individual across the world. It leads to near-total closure of all private & public organizations or agencies, businesses and creates several economic and social issues. It has also affected the education system. When we talk about Pakistan, the same loss is followed by it. Here we are specially talking about the loss of education in Pakistan. Currently, the public and private sector universities, colleges and schools of all level students are closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the papers of all classes are also canceled.
Distance Learning Education
Universities, colleges and schools are nowadays challenging a poor situation due to this virus. The Government of Pakistan urged the use of distance learning. The educational institutes followed the instructions of the Government and moved towards the online courses/classes. The doctors are working to control this infectious disease and the education department will be back on the track soon. But after the reopening of the colleges, universities and schools there will be a lot of issues and problems that the students will face. Here, we start talking about the top challenges that students will face.
Top 10 Challenges Students will Face when Colleges and Universities Reopen
It will be difficult for the students to adjust themselves in their academic routine again. Because the structure and routine of the students will be changed as they are having these days.
Low Grade Experience
It had recently announced by the Federal Minister of Education that the students are promoted to the next levels and the marks are given to them on keeping in view their previous class result. So, there might be some students that will experience their first low grades.
There is a bigger gap in the education of students and during the gap, they explore a lot of things about their education or career. So, there is a possibility that many students will change their major plans about the study or will change their career goals. But on the other hand, this is very challenging for them to move on from one subject to another.
Overwhelmed by Large Classes
When the educational institutes will be reopened after the lockdown, then there are chances to scale down the time period of a class. As many students feel overwhelmed by large classes, so it will be difficult for them to adjust in the small classes.
New Education Experience
At that time, students are pivoted to online classes and they are having an entirely new educational experience. Even when the colleges and universities do resume and students will come back to their institutes then the face-to-face education will start. It will be a problem for them to retain themselves against on-campus education.
Senior Level of Education
As it is mentioned above that all the students are promoted to the next level. So, when they rejoin the college or university, it will definitely a senior class for them and it will make an impact on students’ emotions and ideas at a higher level.
Overwhelmed With New People
Students will challenge a great competition at the senior class. In the higher class, they will meet new people, new thoughts and new levels of examination. It will be a lit bit difficult to continue with these things.
Students Physical and Mental Health
Although all the colleges and universities are closed as a process to restrain the spread of coronavirus. Students are very concerned about their health. Because in the class or in campus, students ignore social distancing.
Students are free at home nowadays and they become lazy. The colleges and universities will take their syllabus with speed because the exams of next year will be held on time. Due to their laziness, it will be difficult for them to maintain attention in the class.
The biggest problem that students will face when the education institutes will reopen is their financial status. Almost all students will face it because the colleges and universities will demand the fee and the earning these days are not very moderate. So, students have to face it.
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