European Journal of applied science and technology-Novus(Ejast)

Volume 01, Issue 02, 2021

Paper id: 0100007EJAST    Open Access    

Title: The Impacts of Online Classes in a Pandemic 2020: A Study on Classes I to VIII in Tsebar Lower Secondary School underPemgatshel District Bhutan

Year: 2021  Abstract              Full Paper       [Download]           Page: 4-18 

Abstract: This study examined the impacts of online learning of the student’s classes one to eight in Tsebar Lower Secondary School under Pemagatshel district in Bhutan during the Covid 19 pandemic lock down in 2020. Bhutan started to seriously alert the Covid pandemic after the WHO declared Coronavirus a worldwide pandemic in March 2020.Bhutan confirmed with the first case of Covid 19 on March 6, 2020, which led to complete lock down, disrupting face-to-face learning in the schools.The schools around the country adopt the education in an Emergency curriculum (EIE) for the smooth function of the academic. Upon the prioritized-measured work out by the Ministry of Education, the schools classes ranking from pre-primary to eight were closed for a whole year. The pandemic has created significant disruption to student’s learning. During these unprecedented times, the verbal mode of online teaching was adopted using WeChat, Messenger, WhatsApp, and telegram. The student’s promotion to the next class was done with the help of continuous assessment that links with the online classes, assignments, the project works, and home works. This paper analyses and illustrates the learner’s impacts of the promoted students of the year 2020 classes of one to eight. This paper aims to offer an inclusive study on the impact of online classes in a pandemic on classes one to eight students in Tsebar Lower Secondary School under Pemgatshel District Bhutan and specify the way forward for immediate intervention for the current low performers of the promoted students in classes one to eight in the school.

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Paper id: 0100008EJAST    Open Access    

Title: Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior: The Factors of Classroom Absenteeism in Yurung School, Pemagatshel District in Bhutan

Year: 2021  Abstract              Full Paper       [Download]           Page: 19-43

Abstract: The classroom absenteeism is carried out among adolescents of high school. It has covered 265 adolescents’ participants from the grade seven till ten. Main focus is to identify whether knowledge, attitude and behavior of the children contribute in the student’s absenteeism. Study is conducted in Yurung School of the Pemagatshel District. The approach used in research is (K-A-B) knowledge, attitude and behavior questionnaires to test knowledge, attitude and behavior of the students. The participants K-A-B was tested in three different areas to look at the reasons of students absent. The classifications fields tested were in areas like; gender and K-A-B, age and K-A-B and age level and K-A-B.

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Paper id: 0100009EJAST    Open Access    

Title: EXPLORING OTHER SOURCES TO FUND AND ACQUIRE ICT RESOURCES FOR TEACHING OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME IN POLYTECHNICS IN ONDO AND EKITI STATES, NIGERIA.

Year: 2021  Abstract              Full Paper       [Download]           Page: 44-52 

Abstract: ICT resources for teaching and learning Office Technology and Management (OTM) programme in the polytechnics are indispensable for effective teaching.  The provision of these resources by the Polytechnics has become a problem due to the paucity of funds to purchase them.  The purpose of the paper is to explore other sources (internal and external) to fund and acquire ICT resources for teaching OTM programme in Polytechnics in Ondo and Ekiti States.  A survey method was used for the study.  The population of the study comprised all the OTM students in the Departments of Office Technology and Management in Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State and Federal Polytechnic, Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State.  A sample of 200 respondents was taken from the population through simple random sampling technique.  Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study while mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the collected data.  At the end of the study, recommendations were made for the use of the highlighted internal and external sources to fund and acquire ICT resources for OTM programme.

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