COVID-19 and E-Learning: Nigeria Tertiary Education System Experience

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS) | Volume V, Issue V, May 2020 | ISSN 2454-6194

COVID-19 and E-Learning: Nigeria Tertiary Education System Experience

  Adeoye, I. A.1, Adanikin, A. F.2, Adanikin, A.3
1Department of Business Admin., Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Nigeria
2Department of Social Science Education, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria
3Department of Civil Engineering, Elizade University, IlaraMokin, Ondo State, Nigeria

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Abstract – Globally, the world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic which has held the economy at ransom not exempting the educational sector. This pandemic has brought about recent changes and disruptions in the educational sector which serves as a catalyst for the development of any nation. Educational sector globally is seen to be shifting towards e-learning in order to cushion the effect of this pandemic. However, developing countries evidence from the Nigeria experience are posed with the challenge of shifting from the traditional teaching method to the e-learning during the pandemic. The challenges arise as a result of the varying degree of preparedness of the institutions, lack of infrastructures, paucity of funds and policies issues in the Nigeria education sector. It is in tandem with this prevailing issues that this study examines the Nigeria educational system based on the global pandemic. This paper further discusses the necessity of e-learning; identifies and discuss challenges as well as opportunities. Recommendations to enhance e-learning during and post COVID-19 were also given.
Keywords: COVID-19, E-Learning, Nigerian Universities, Academic Calendar, Students