Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Philippine Context
Cathy Mae Toquero 1 *
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1 College of Education, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, PHILIPPINES* Corresponding Author


Covid-19 affected higher educational institutions not just in Wuhan, China where the virus originated but all other higher educational institutions in 188 countries as of April 06, 2020. Educational countermeasures are taken to continue educating the students despite the COVID-19 predicaments. Based on the author’s experiences, research, observations in the academe, COVID-19 guidelines, and the need for alternative solutions, this article introduces how higher education is affected and how it can respond to future challenges. This article recommends to educational institutions to produce studies to proliferate and document the impact of the pandemic to the educational system. There is also a greater need for educational institutions to strengthen the practices in the curriculum and make it more responsive to the learning needs of the students even beyond the conventional classrooms.


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Article Type: Review Article

PEDAGOGICAL RES, Volume 5, Issue 4, October 2020, Article No: em0063

Publication date: 16 Apr 2020

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