Education Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Dec  2020, Pages 88-102; DOI:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Nigerian Education System: Impacts, Management, Responses, and Way Forward

Education Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Dec  2020, Pages 88-102.


Adelakun Iyanuoluwa Samuel 1*

1 Department of Educational Management and Business Studies, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria

Received: 5 July 2020; Accepted: 10 August 2020; Published: 4 September 2020

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The sudden outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which originated from the city of Wuhan, China, has become a major public health challenge for not only China but also countries all over the world. In fact the pandemic has led to the total lockdown of most of the human activities in various parts of the world. The World Health Organization announced that the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus have constituted a public health emergency of international concern. As of February 26, 2020, COVID-19 has been recognized in 34 countries, with a total of 80,239 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2,700 deaths, there was a sudden shoot up of confirmed cases of 4.9 million in at least 188 countries with 323,300 deaths and nearly 1.7 million recoveries as at 20th of May 2020. Infection control measures are necessary to prevent the virus from further spreading and to help control the epidemic situation. One of the control measures is the total lockdown of schools at various levels in the whole world, on march 19, 2020 Nigerian government through the federal ministry of education ordered the closure of all schools at various levels.There is no doubt that the interference of the coronavirus pandemic has caused so many challenges on the Nigerian education system, in the like this, this paper reveals the concepts of coronavirus (covid-19), issues, challenges and impacts on the sustainable development of the educational system of Nigeria.


Coronavirus, Nigerian Education System


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