Education in Nigeria is currently in a fragile state due to the lingering ASUU strike and the coronavirus pandemic which rocked the system to the very core, so the last thing we were expecting to hear was a new more deadly strain of the virus with students more likely to get infected this time around.
Nigeria officially entered the second wave of coronavirus on Thursday the 17th of December 2020. Though we know the number of Covid-19 cases and the fatality rate was significantly lower in Nigeria in comparison to other parts of the world, the idea of a new strain and the resurgence of the virus has caused the country to go into panic mode especially the Education system which has been severely affected in 2020.
The number of COVID-19 cases detected in the country in the past two weeks indicates that a second wave of the outbreak has begun, said Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“We are in a potentially difficult phase of the COVID-19 resurgence. Accessing the hope offered by the arrival of the vaccine is still some time ahead,” he said.
With the Second wave in its preliminary stages, it is hard to judge exactly how this will have an impact on education in Nigeria or the county as a whole, fears of another lockdown are merely just rumors gathering momentum for now but as the number of cases rises the potential of another lockdown increases.
At this time it’s best for students to become more proactive when it comes to learning. They can do so by making use of so many educational online resources that are currently available including Kofa Study
As a community let us stay strong, safe and together we can beat this.