As in many countries worldwide, due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, higher institutions in Nigeria closed in March 2020 and only began reopening in October of the same year. As a result of the lockdown, some higher institutions had to quickly move from the traditional face-to-face teaching method to virtual learning. This study was intended to examine the impact of covid-19 on education in Nigeria. This study was guided by the following objectives; to evaluate the awareness of Covid-19 virus among students in Nigeria, to examine the impact of Covid-19 on education in Nigeria and to evaluate the after effect of Covid-19 pandemic on education system in Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive and explanatory design; questionnaires in addition to library research were applied in order to collect data. Primary and secondary data sources were used and data was analyzed using the chi square statistical tool at 5% level of significance which was presented in frequency tables and percentage. The respondents under the study were 100 teachers and students of selected secondary schools in Abuja, FCT, nigeria. The study findings revealed that Covid-19 pandemic has significant impact on education in Nigeria; based on the findings from the study, schools need resources to rebuild the loss in learning during the pandemic. Based on the results of this study, we provided recommendations to help educational institutions in Nigeria develop remote teaching contingency strategies.
Onodugo Ifeanyi Chris, Uzoechina Uzoamaka, Ezugwu Lazarus Eneje. Effects of Covid 19 pandemic lockdown on tertiary education in Nigeria. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 7, 2021, Pages 84-88