Impact of COVID-19 on the Institutional Education System and its Associated Students in Bangladesh
Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies,
Aim: The effect of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the education system of Bangladesh and its possible solution is the focus of the present study.
Design: The study employed a descriptive survey research design.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted through all the districts of Bangladesh from 8 March (2020) to 30 July (2020) accordingly.
Methodology: Descriptive survey with the interactive interview via online in the pandemic area and offline field works for collecting data in possible places were the main structural design of this research.
Results: The COVID-19 has affected worldwide education sectors by shutting down many institutes and temporarily pushing the majority of students out of school. Most countries have temporarily closed their educational institutions to control the COVID-19 pandemic. In Bangladesh, near 40 million students are now out of school, until the epidemic returns to normal. Besides this universal disruption, out-school learning deprivation varies depending on the socio-economic status of the mass population, their access to technology, parental capabilities, and so on. Most countries are using online or satellite television platforms to deliver education during the pandemic, which is not enough to meet the contrasting levels. Although, developed countries (first and second world) are making good strides with online teaching while struggles are seen in rest (third-world countries). This article highlights how COVID-19 is affecting the education sector and students in Bangladesh. Undoubtedly, the most immediate impact of the Covid-19 on students of Bangladesh is abruptions in learning opportunities with multiple other aspects. Despite earnest government attempts, COVID-19 is adversely affecting students in Bangladesh for several significant reasons.
Conclusion: Collective responses and analysis revealed that not technologies but also technicalities are needed to run the education system smoothly besides this pandemic situation accordingly.
How to Cite
WHO, Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19); 2020. [Online]. Accessed: 30 July 2020
Worldometer, COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=homeAdUOA?Si%3Ca%20href= Accessed: 31 July 2020
The Business Standard, First coronavirus cases detected in Bangladesh; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://tbsnews.net/bangladesh/health/3-tested-positive-coronavirus-bangladesh-iedcr-53476 Accessed: 31 July 2020
The Hindu. Bangladesh to extend shutdown till May 30; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/bangladesh-to-extend-shutdown-till-may-30/article31579303.ece Accessed: 31 July 2020
The Business Standard. Bangladesh recorded highest Covid-19 positive cases on Tuesday; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://tbsnews.net/coronavirus-chronicle/covid-19-bangladesh/bangladesh-confirms-3-more-deaths-coronavirus-549-new Accessed: 31 July 2020
The Daily Star. Coronavirus Scare : All educational institutions closed till March 31; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/news/coronavirus-scare-all-educational-institutions-shut-till-march-31-1881658 Accessed: 23 August 2020
The Daily Star. Covid-19: Govt to extend closure of educational institutions; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.thedailystar.net/country/news/covid-19-govt-extend-closure-educational-institutions-1914265 Accessed: 11 July 2020
UNESCO. COVID-19 educational disruption and response: Radio paathshala for students in Nepal’s Bagmati province; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://en.unesco.org/news/covid-19-educational-disruption-and-response-radio-paathshala-students-nepals-bagmati-province Accessed: 30 July 2020
UN News. Startling disparities in digital learning emerge as COVID-19 spreads: UN education agency; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/04/1062232 Accessed: 31 July 2020
Devkota P, Rejve K, Janoch E. Bangladesh’s COVID-19 multi-sector impact report: Some insights; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://usaidlearninglab.org/lab-notes/bangladesh%E2%80%99s-covid-19-multi-sector-impact-report-some-insights Accessed: 1 August 2020
Uddin M. Effects of the pandemic on the education sector in Bangladesh; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/effects-of-the-pandemic-on-the-education-sector-in-bangladesh-1592061447 Accessed: 1 August 2020
USAID. EDUCATION; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.usaid.gov/bangladesh/education Accessed: 23 August 2020
Tbsnews. Here comes the pay chop; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://tbsnews.net/economy/here-comes-pay-chop-78145 Accessed: 1 August 2020
worldvision, 91% of Children surveyed by world vision felt distressed by COVID-19; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.worldvision.org.hk/en/news/press-releases/Childrens_Voices_Survey Accessed: 1 August 2020
Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Children at home in depression. 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.prothomalo.com/bangladesh/article/1665404/%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B7%E0%A6%A3%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A8%E0%A6%A4%E0%A6%BE%E0%A7%9F-%E0%A6%98%E0%A6%B0%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A6%E0%A7%80-%E0%A6%B6%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%B6%E0%A7%81-%E0%A6%AD%E0%A7%87 Accessed: 1 August 2020
The Independent. Street children in Bangladesh: A life of uncertainty; 2016. [Online]. Available:http://www.theindependentbd.com/printversion/details/32932 Accessed: 1 August 2020
The Business Standard. Covid-19 making things worse for children; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://tbsnews.net/feature/panorama/covid-19-making-things-worse-children-92254 Accessed: 1 August 2020
The Financial Express. Primary students to get televised lessons through Sangsad TV; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/education/primary-students-to-get-televised-lessons-through-sangsad-tv-1585565233 Accessed: 1 August 2020
Education Board. Ministry of education; 2005-2006. [Online]. Available:http://www.educationboard.gov.bd/edb_statistics.php Accessed: 1 August 2020
Dhaka Tribune. Is Covid-19 pandemic leading to a rise in child marriage?; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/07/09/parents-using-pandemic-as-opportunity-to-marry-off-underage-daughters Accessed: 23 August 2020
HRW. Bangladesh: Girls damaged by child marriage; 2015. [Online]. Available:https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/06/09/bangladesh-girls-damaged-child-marriage Accessed: 1 August 2020
Dhaka Tribune. HSC, equivalent exams results: Higher pass rates, more GPA 5 achievers this year; 2019. [Online]. Available:https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/education/2019/07/18/hsc-equivalent-exams-results-higher-pass-rates-more-gpa-5-achievers-this-year Accessed: 1 August 2020
Dhaka Tribune. Covid-19: Educational institutions engaging in online, virtual classes; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/education/2020/05/02/covid-19-educational-institutions-engaging-in-online-virtual-classes Accessed: 1 August 2020
UGC. University grants commission of Bangladesh; 2019 - 2020. [Online]. Available:http://www.ugc-universities.gov.bd/public-universities Accessed: 1 August 2020
BMDC. New list of recognized medical & dental colleges and dental units (Govt. & Non-Govt.); 2017-2018. [Online]. Available:https://www.bmdc.org.bd/about-college-n Accessed: 1 August 2020
Islam DMS, Tanvir K, Amin DM, Salman M. Online classes for university students in Bangladesh during the Covid-19 pandemic- is it feasible?; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://tbsnews.net/thoughts/online-classes-university-students-bangladesh-during-covid-19-pandemic-it-feasible-87454 Accessed: 1 August 2020
The Daily Star. Mobile internet slowest in Bangladesh among 42 countries; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.thedailystar.net/business/news/mobile-internet-slowest-bangladesh-among-42-countries-1892761 Accessed: 1 August 2020
Dhaka tribune. Landlords evict students, throw away belongings amid pandemic; 2020. [Online]. Available:https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2020/07/02/landlords-evict-students-throw-away-belongings-amid-pandemic Accessed: 1 August 2020
Hemanth LK. Changing trends of social interaction during the pandemic and its effects on mental health – A student’s perspective. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies. 2020;9(3): 7-14.
Mamun MA, Chandrima RM, Griffiths MD. Mother and son suicide pact due to COVID-19-related online learning issues in Bangladesh: An unusual case report. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction; 2020.
Jayalath C, Wickramasinghe U, Kottage H. Factors influencing orderly transition to online. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies. 2020;9(2):10-24.
Upoalkpajor J-LN, Upoalkpajor CB. "The impact of COVID-19 on education in Ghana," Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies. 2020;9(1): 23-33.
Ng C, Renshaw P. Transforming pedagogies in Australian schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic: An activity theoretic reflection. Best evidence of Chinese education. 2020;5(2):635-648.
Etobro A. Benjamin Fabinu Emmanuel. Effects of peer-assisted learning strategies as pedagogical approaches on students’ academic performance in basic science. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies. 2018;2(2):1-8.
Pellegrini M, Maltinti C. School never stops: Measures and experience in Italian schools during the COVID-19 lockdown. Best Evidence of Chinese Education. 2020;5(2):649-663.
Abstract View: 7749 times
PDF Download: 2578 times