Virtual learning and Covid-19


Coronavirus, an unexpected pandemic, would never have been anticipated. In any case, the ways to control, fight, and destructing this enormous infection have unmistakably mirrored the strength of a country. The developing nations like Pakistan need to endeavor truly difficult to adapt to the impacts of the pandemic, which has left the health sector to disintegrate. Apart from the difficulties faced by other sectors of the state, another major affected sector for Pakistan remains the educational sector.

Parents who have been educating their kids for the last six or seven months are currently urgently praying to God for the pandemic to settle so their wards can go to their separate schools and attend classes in person. Online classes-a substitute for regular tutoring has gotten its movement with its pros and cons. The pros include ease for the students to remotely attend their respective classes with a laptop and a stable internet connection without the rush to reach classes on time or missing attendance due to late arrival. It brings flexibility in schedules. Sometimes students think that it’s difficult to get to authentic study material even if they are looking for outside assistance like academies or home tuition. Online schooling platforms can help them in such a manner. They give a total self-study pack that can assist them with their exam preparation as well.

The cons of virtual learning are various, ranging from no electricity to connectivity issues through the internet. A lot of areas in Pakistan lack a proper internet connection, therefore students have to travel far from their homes to reach signals and attend their virtual sessions like students in Gilgit Baltistan and the mountainous regions of Baluchistan. The major downside of virtual learning in Pakistan is that this system is fresh to Pakistani institutions and they are not fully prepared for it.



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