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| Published: June 25, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and government policy on educational infrastructure in Nigeria

Oboh Stephen O.

Benson Idahosa University, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts & Education, Benin City Nigeria Google Scholar More about the auther

, Oboh Omonyemen J.

Benson Idahosa University, Department of Education, Faculty of Arts & Education, Benin City Nigeria Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.146/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.146

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Covid-19 pandemic outbreak is and remain a major problem experienced around the world. This paper investigates Covid-19 pandemic outbreak and government policy on Educational infrastructures in Nigeria. School closures due to coronavirus (COVID-19) are affecting learners worldwide. Therefore, the thriving concept of this paper is to ensure that government policy should create a maintenance culture since most of her markets has be relocated to public schools in Nigeria which will benefits urban and rural schools. The paper identifies dilapidated infrastructure, classrooms, school desk, poor school environment, refuge within the school premises and lack of maintaining culture among others as significant factors that will create inequality between learners in rural and urban area. The roles of government and stakeholders is to facilitate measures that is all encompassing that will motivate her citizennary and others in exploring new modalities as to facilitate and promote maintenance culture among citizennary. Thus, the challenges facing infrastructural development in Nigeria in urban and rural area among learners needs a collaborative effort in ameliorating their plight. This paper discusses the meaning of Education, the concept of government policy and Covid-19, Covid-19 crisis and Educational infrastructure, role of Stakeholders infrastructural development during Covid-19 crisis, how its refocus and reshaped Nigeria Educational policy, factors that will aid infrastructural development during the Covid-19 crisis, and the general teaching and learning process in Education.

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ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.146/20200802

10.25215/0802.146

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020