Impact of COVID-19 to Education Sector
The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country last year brought an immense effect on our economy and disrupted various industries' operations, including education.
According to the United Nations, the pandemic has affected nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries. It has caused the closure of academic institutions and other learning spaces that have impacted 94% of the world's student population. In the Philippines alone, roughly 28 million students have been affected by school closures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Education financing also faced a massive challenge as funds were cut down and re-allocated to support their employees' livelihood during the pandemic.
Amidst the crisis, the birth of innovative approaches such as flexible learning arrangements in universities and colleges arose to decongest the classroom and observe the minimal safety standards set by the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases) and DOH (Department of Health). Academic and research institutions are slowly adapting to the changes brought by the crisis as traditional learning materials are now being replaced by digital resources to pave the way to the digitization initiatives by the government.
COVID-19 has pushed the world into its boundaries, but it is imperative that no one gets left behind. The changes brought by the pandemic have also highlighted the promising future of learning and the accelerated changes in modes of delivering quality education. CE-Logic, Inc., together with our partners, will help your institution adapt to the ever-changing educational landscape by providing innovative, world-class, and integrity-based digital learning solutions.