The effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on academic performance of pre university science students
Dr. Bindurani Rohidas
The outbreak of Novel Corona Virus COVID-19 has wrecked havoc in entire globe, like others sectors of the economy education sector also effected badly, following the closure of educational institutions, in mean time institutions all over the globe switched to online teaching and learning mode using different online tools. Educational institutions suspended the classroom teaching and learning as per the instructions of the government which would affect the academic performance of the students hence it was mandatory for the educational institutions to switch to online teaching from traditional face to face teaching and learning. The present study was conducted to analyze the effect of Lockdown on academic performance of students of Bidar and Gulbarga district and give recommendations which may be useful in better way of education students. Students studying pre university Science were chosen for the study, they were invited to answer to Likert five point scale questionnaire posted using Google form. Structured a questionnaire with five parts: online class room, learning outcomes, alternative assessment method, impact of online teaching and learning and satisfaction. A sample size of 150 students have been chosen from Bidar and Gulbarga district with a response rate of 92.4%, the result revealed that the lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic affected the academic performance of majority of the students (95.8%) considered for the study. The major difficulty for the selected sample arises due to practical sessions which are not easy to learn online or virtual mode, respondents felt it is not enough to study online even though different tools of online learning mimic the real situation.