The COVID-19: Impact on Education
The decline of education in parallel with the COVID-19 pandemic is now at the centre of conversation. Technology, challenges and mental stress are key concepts linked to the subject under discussion. The dialogue does not occur within the confines of the South Asian region. It is a global discourse. The Corona pandemic aka COVID-19 is a much-discussed subject. Steps are taken to contain the pandemic in many developed as well as underdeveloped states and Sri Lanka is no exception. The world is visibly shaken by various mental disorders stemming from the pandemic. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the socio-economic life structure (flora and fauna excluded) is perilous. The situation in Sri Lanka is more catastrophic than that of the developed countries. The scientific methodology introduced to control the catastrophe includes isolation, social distancing and community containment. It is the key weapon to decelerate the spread. The aim on this paper is to identify (a) the assessing or inquiring the mental condition of pupils and students during the pandemic; (b) establishing a theoretical foundation in intervention to improve the mental health of pupils and students; and (c) establishing a foundation to publish national and state policies. The study follows qualitative approach to discuss the issues and analyses data. Basically, secondary resources are used in this paper, thus information has been taken from articles, books and newspapers.
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