Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Agriculture Education in Nepal: An Online survey
Sandesh Thapa 1 * , Neha Rai 2, Janak Adhikari 1, Anup Ghimire 1, Anka Kumari Limbu 1, Arpana Joshi 1, Sandhya Adhikari 3
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1 Gokuleshwor Agriculture and Animal Science College, Tribhuvan University, NEPAL
2 G.P. Koirala College of Agriculture and Research Center, Purbanchal University, NEPAL
3 Paklihawa Campus, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, NEPAL
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

The official announcement of COVID-19 as a global pandemic on 11 March 2020 by WHO, the world economy has abruptly declined, billions of people are in lockdown, maintaining self-isolation.
In this survey, 150 respondents were selected randomly and this survey intends to highlight the impact of lockdown in agriculture Students on their education along with their response towards pros and cons.
This survey shows that maximum respondent, around 52% of them found lockdown beneficial in the sense that it has helped to neutralize the gravity of viral infection and 48% of them doesn’t found it beneficial as their educational schedule has been halted. The practical education of a student is disturbed due to lockdown and now they are utilizing this period involving in online courses, training, and webinars.
Many of them couldn’t have access to the internet to catch the session, thus the government should initiate policy in education through a long term perspective so that no pandemic could interfere with the educational institution in digital world.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/pr/8465

PEDAGOGICAL RES, 2020 - Volume 5 Issue 4, Article No: em0076

Publication date: 06 Aug 2020

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