Israel Figa Talks about General Impact of COVID-19 on Primary Education Sector

The world as we know today was never the same back in 2019 when there were no signs of the coronavirus. Everyone was living their life as normal and without any confinements or restrictions. The closest the kids or teenagers got to facing lockdowns or curfews were from their parents in the form of being grounded or being advised to be back at home before evening or midnight.

Where Did The Pandemic Start?

The entire world was living freely, not knowing that something extremely terrible was building up in a small city in China known as Wuhan. No one knew the things that were taking place in this small city of China would end up swallowing the entire world and change the way people live on a daily basis for years to come.

What Impact Did The Pandemic Had Globally?

When the world came to know about the pandemic, several countries took it lightly thinking it would be one of the minor viruses that keep emerging every now and then. However, countries started growing concerned when China started losing lives in abundance and soon, these concerns changed into fear.

Before anyone could know it, the pandemic had hit the entire world and several countries such as the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Iran, and many more alongside China were losing lives in thousands a day. To ensure that the widespread of the pandemic was controlled, countries started imposing travel bans, restricted cross-board trades, imposed strict lockdowns, and curfews.

Pandemic’s Impact on Education

Israel Figa, a world-renowned researcher has gone ahead and provided general information around the problems and difficulties the students are facing in terms of their education as well as the impact on the families.

Based on his research, Israel Figa has segregated the amount of impact that the developed countries have felt in terms of educations versus the impacts felt by the underdeveloped countries. This is to provide a clearer picture as to what kind of loss the world can expect in the coming years if the pandemic continues to terrorize the entire world.

Israel Figa has provided general information around the advantages, benefits, and convenience the developed countries have over underdeveloped countries.

Education System in Developed Countries

According to Israel Figa, no country, whether it is fully developed or underdeveloped, can deny the fact that their education system has not been affected due to the pandemic. When the pandemic hit the world, no country was ready to take it full head-on because the spread of the coronavirus was swift and did not give any time to come up with an effective plan.

When the pandemic hit, the first thing that almost every country did was to go under lockdowns. They moved the education systems from daily school attendance to virtual classes.

For developed countries, the advantage wasthat the kids had access to technology, gadgets, and other things required to attend and benefit from the virtual classes. If they found it difficult to deal with any of the technological instruments, their parents were and are still there to help them out. If they do not have access to gadgets such as dongles, phones, tablets, computer, laptops, or any means of communication, which allows them to be part of the classes, their parents can easily get them those gadgets.

In majority of developed countries, several schools even arranged such gadgets and provided them to their students so they do not end up missing any classes.

Education System in Underdeveloped Countries

When it comes to underdeveloped countries, the loss of education is much higher than the developed countries. The most unfortunate part is that such countries are still facing a loss, as they are unable to manage things in the right manner.

The first disadvantage is that families in such countries are not as well off as the ones in the developed countries so it is difficult for them to gain access to the same devices that are easily accessible by other families. The other problem is that even the school systems are not that much resourceful, and cannot arrange devices such as cameras, dongles, laptops, tablets, or other similar devices for students who cannot afford them.

Therefore, the developed countries have to work together with the underdevelopment countries to provide them with enough resources so the children in such countries can continue gaining education without getting dragged back into more losses.

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