Effects of health pandemic on Education Sector in Sweden: Case study of Covid-19 pandemic
The study sought to examine the effect of COVID-19 on the education sector in Sweden. The study was a literature-based review. The COVID-19 has considerably interfered with every aspect of human life, including education. The worrying spread of the virus has caused havoc in the educational system hence making educational institutions close down. Lots of children across the globe have been severely affected by the short-lived closure of educational institutions. Nations have made use of different techniques to minimize the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, different learning institutions have responded to the closure in different ways and in various contexts with a range of options for students, teachers and also guardians, relying on the resources, both materials and human, available to them. The research study found that Covid-19 has actually negatively affected the education and learning sector in lots of nations and likewise in many ways. The students, teachers as well as parents are mainly influenced considering that they are the direct individuals in this field. Students are the greatest losers since they are not going to school due to the COVID-19 and also the methods which the learning institutions are making use of to teach them are not convenient to a lot of the students. The study found that children from poor backgrounds are the most affected by the pandemic due to low exposure to modern technology. The study recommended that government should invest more in technology development to ensure that students in remote areas and also those from poor families can access the learning materials quickly and at an affordable cost. Also, both teachers and students need to be knowledgeable about new technology and its use for them to be reliable when using it. Parents should involve children in day-to-day tasks to ensure that they may not enter into bad companies and end up destroying their lives at a tender age when they are home due to the pandemic. Countries close schools from now and then depending on the COVID-19 situations in an area. Moreover, there is also a need for the government to offer free counseling to those students, especially those whose parents have lost jobs due to the pandemic.
Keywords: Pandemic, COVID-19, students, teachers, Education, Sweden
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