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EDUCATION: IN POST PANDEMIC ERA

By: Zeeshan Rustam

The first person who is contracted to coronavirus in China was fifty-five years old. This infection was brought out in China in late November 2019 and reached the whole world readily. Like Ebola Virus it has an intensive negative impact on education, economic, political, and societal. According to the UNICEF report, “1.5 billion schoolchildren around the world face loss of learning as schools in over 191 countries have been ordered shut to prevent the spread of Covid-19.” As the recommendation of WHO, many countries shut down their school markets and hinder the free movement of the people. The prolonged closure of the school will lay devastating impacts on the beginning learner.

The education in the post-pandemic will changed the approach of students and institutions. It will replace the classroom with homeroom and a laptop with paper or pen. It switched our behavior and made it digital. Dr. Imdad Hussain of FC College, a professor with years of experience teaching post-graduate students “We are still to learn what education means; it cannot be limited to textbooks as many believe to be the case. Now we are in the transitional phase of education.

There are following steps in the post-pandemic era educational institute will ensure; First, redefine the role played by an educator in bringing global connections in the post-pandemic world. If we see the role of teachers they act as a well of knowledge and students are only able to gain that knowledge by coming in close proximity with the teacher in a classroom setting.

Today, education is no longer limited to textbook knowledge which the traditional education systems relied on for years. Today, the narrative is changing in favor of a more inclusive model that takes into account concepts like distant learning and e-classrooms with a focus on sustaining education through all adversities.

Secondly, building a resilient system in educational institutions. Another change that should come is building resilience within the education system and its beneficiaries. Resilience is defined as the ability of systems, communities, and countries to manage, mitigate and recover from disasters and conflicts in such a way that the threat of chronic vulnerability is reduced and growth is facilitated. The education and the communities’ ability to weather most crises are strongly interlinked.

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