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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(8), 581-586
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-8-10
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Pandemics and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Invest in Education Technology

Douglas Ayega1,

1Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, Denton, USA

Pub. Date: August 21, 2020

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Douglas Ayega. Pandemics and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Invest in Education Technology. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(8):581-586. doi: 10.12691/education-8-8-10


The current outbreak of COVID19 has reflected unanticipated dynamics in the learning programs and a shift in the delivery of learning both in developed and developing countries. It has also depicted the existence of limited preparedness in most countries to confront the effects of global pandemics, especially in teaching and learning. The COVID19 pandemic has occasioned significant negative effects in the learning systems, a factor which calls for long term measures to ensure that the educational programs should not or never be severely disrupted during pandemics. The overall objective of learning programs during disease outbreaks is to ensure that the transmissibility of the disease pathogen is curtailed within the population and continuity of learning. This will subsequently enrich a healthy learning environment that will promote the achievement of the intended goals and learning outcomes. This study intends to investigate the impacts of pandemics in primary and secondary school learning in Sub-Saharan Africa countries, technological preparedness in schools, and suggest remedial measures.

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