Onoshakpokaiye, E. Odiri1
1Institute of Education, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
Abstract: Leaders are elected to govern the citizens, and to ensure they provide all the necessary essential social amenities for them. With the emergence of covid-19 pandemic experience, there has been a great problem in fighting this disease by some of the developing countries especially Nigeria. The numbers of infected persons get increasing everyday due to insufficient personnel, facilities and few testing centres to help curtail this fearful covid-19 pandemic. The success of any nation in tackling major problems when it arises such as pandemic, poverty, inequality among others can be traced to good functional education. The reason for the increase of the infected persons, may be due to lack of functional education. The government failed to fund and make necessary provision for education to make it functional and also the health sectors are neglected. Every nation needs functional education for all round development. The paper looked at the definition of pandemic briefly. Education and functional education, educational challenges as result of covid-19 pandemic, problem with online learning were discussed, while some problems and the way forward were also looked into.
Keywords: Covid-19, Pandemic, Functional Education, Developing Countries
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), September 2020, Vol.7, No.3