Covid-19 Pandemic, Lockdown and its impact on Rural Education System of Dakshin Dinajpur District
Department of History,
Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University
Abstract:We are currently in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic and tapped by the corona virus. Under this griming situation all the educational institutions are closed down to save the children from the deadly corona virus attack. This event has far-reaching impact on our society and economy. We are never seen, witnessed and experienced this type of situation. Due to closer of schools all the educational activities have been stopped and the students are sinking into the midst of helpless and there is no way to get out from it. Educational activities are very much affected both in urban and rural areas due to COVID-19 pandemic. There is huge communication gap on getting governmental facilities on teaching-learning process between urban and rural areas. In this paper, the I am trying to highlight the impact of Covid-19 on rural school going children in West Bengal with special reference to Dakshin Dinajpur District due to long run closer of educational institutions where the percentage of rural areas is very high. Main intention is to highlight how much rural education system of Dakshin Dinajpur district is affected due to Covid-19 pandemic and long run lockdown situation and closer of educational institutions.
Key Words:Corona pandemic, education, lockdown, Rural, Students, teaching-learning process