The impact of COVID is seen not only on the current workforce but also on the future generation i.e. students who will be entering the workforce soon. Despite the gloomy picture painted by the global pandemic, there are some students who are optimistic about their future.
According to the new research by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the pandemic’s severe impact on the youth has been deep, systematic, and disproportionate to say the least. ILO also stated that young women, younger adults, and youth in lower-income countries were worst affected.
While the world’s education companies are doing their best to ensure that the impact is somewhat reduced by educating leaders and innovating education, the struggle comes with countries where such developments are difficult.
Coronavirus, Lockdown, and Economic Slowdown!
The sudden lockdown restrictions, school shutdowns, and the economic downturn have had an impact on the lives of youth, their learning, and livelihoods of many.
As per the Global Survey on Youth & COVID-19 that had interviewed about 12,000 people aged between 18 and 29 from 112 countries it was found that about 73% of respondents were severely affected by lockdown closures of schools, universities, and training organizations. The report also stated that about one in eight thought that this was the end of their education and training.
Interesting thing is that despite the gloom and despair, there are students who are optimistic about the future.
And while there have been continuous efforts of innovating education, there are about 65% of youth reported that they had learned less during the crisis. Expectedly, considering the sudden transit to online learning proved effective in those countries with greater internet access, easy availability of computer equipment, and teachers with advanced digital skills along with materials to facilitate the online class.
The transition was not easy in the poor countries where the lack of amenities made it difficult for the students to adapt to the online learning environment. According to the survey about more than half of those surveyed believed that the pandemic will delay their education, however about 9% of the respondents thought that the crisis may cause their education to fail.
Various world’s leading education companies are trying their best to ensure that the students from the poor countries are aligned with the rest of the world. And this is done through educating leaders in the field of education along with innovating education. These two steps will ensure that education reaches out to every nook and corner of the world. One such organization diligently working toward the cause is Edvantic.
Edvantic with its huge network of partners is an integral part of its mission to ensure that high-quality education is accessible to every deserving candidate. The programs at Edvantic range from Ivy League programs to PreK-12 education and everything in between. And this array of partnerships allows Edvantic to share the knowledge with an ever-increasing number of people.