During the epidemic, the students’ education was reduced to 6 hours a day

Research information in the seminar

Although the effects of the two-year closure of educational institutions due to the coronavirus epidemic may initially seem ‘limited’, the impact in the future is ‘far-reaching’. During normal times, students study for an average of 10 hours, but during epidemics, they study only two hours a day. In other words, their daily study has decreased by 8 hours as compared to normal time.

In addition, the online curriculum could not be a complete alternative to teaching in the classroom during the epidemic. 56% of students did not have internet connection for online classes. Even 11 percent of students had no idea about online classes.

The information was given at a seminar titled ‘Education Budget, Budget Education: Budget Education and Human Resource Development, Where We Are’ at an elite convention center in the capital on Saturday. The seminar was organized by the Center for Policy Dialogue and Education Watch in collaboration with UNICEF.

A survey by the Mass Literacy Campaign found that in 2021, 56 percent of coronavirus outbreaks prevented students from attending classes because they did not have an online connection. Even though many families have a mobile phone, they could not take classes at the right time. In addition, 16.5 percent of students did not find distance learning ‘enjoyable’ or ‘beneficial’.

At the time of the epidemic, 8.6 percent of primary school students could not take classes online. And 7.2 percent students could not take the medium class.

56.9 percent of primary and secondary students did not have a device at home. 10 percent of the students could not use their parents’ mobile phones during the class. 2.6 percent could not meet the cost of mobile internet. 16.6 percent did not find the online class helpful. And 11 percent do not know about online classes. Only 1.4 percent students have been able to do private tutoring or coaching.

On the other hand, the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) said in their research report that before the Corona epidemic, classes, home tuition and home tutoring averaged 10 hours a day. But in the epidemic it is reduced to only 2 hours. Children of parents who do not have much education are less educated.

According to a survey by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), two-thirds of students in Corona Lockdown had no direct contact with their teachers. At that time the teachers had more contact with the students than the students. Because many students get married in lockdown. Teachers had a role to play in preventing marriage.

In addition, teachers have less contact with students in the poorest parts of the country than in other parts of the country.

Speaking at the seminar, Planning Minister MA Mannan said the budget for education in the country is much less. We have to increase our budget in this sector. We should spend the most in this sector.

PKSF chairman at the seminar. Kazi Khaliquzzaman Ahmed said, ‘I have been working on education for a long time. There is a lot in education policy that has not been implemented yet and it is not possible to do without education law.

Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director of Don Campaign for Education welcomed the seminar. At the seminar, deprived students, teachers and parents from different districts of the country presented their various problems and demanded their implementation.

(Dhaka Times / 23 April / RR / DM)

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