The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about massive changes in education and online education still has a long way to go to meet the needs of millions of students around the world, said noted teacher and founder of Super 30 Anand Kumar on Sunday. Speaking at the Salaam Bahrain’ program on the topic of future education in the post-pandemic world at the Indian School in Bahrain, Kumar said the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was devastating around the world, even more so on the young minds in education, and it wasn’t over yet.
“We don’t know if it will be the last time and when such a pandemic will hit us again. So we have to be prepared, as students cannot be kept away from education for that long,” he said, adding that the impact of Covid-19 is now manifesting itself through huge learning gaps.
Although the situation required online education, we were not fully prepared for it because of the glaring socio-economic disparities, Kumar said. He also said that as the demand for online education has grown and will continue to grow, the value of good teachers would also increase.
Now online teaching means the best teachers will be in demand and accessible. The ultimate goal of teaching is to ensure how much the students can absorb. It is where the role of more scientific innovations will come and researchers are working to make it more and more engaging for the students, Kumar said in the presence of a large gathering of educators and members of the Indian community.
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