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Journal: International Journal of Management (IJM) (Vol.11, No. 10)

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Page : 626-635

Keywords : COVID-19; School Closure; Pandemic; Education; Nigerian Universities;

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The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in over 5million confirmed cases and over 300,000 moralities globally. Deteriorating the global economic, financial, and educational climate. Social distancing, self-isolation, and temporarily lockdown across the economic sector as measures to cushion the virus spared led to a decrease in the domestic workforce, revealing the shortfalls in the educational and health sectors. The shift from the conservative classroom learning to electronic learning (Elearning) globally contributed significantly to the sustainability of the educational sector during this pandemic. Evidence from Nigeria revealed a lack of infrastructures, the paucity of funds, policy issues, poor institutional preparedness for unseen eventualities like this pandemic among other factors thwart the smooth shift in Nigeria. It is in tandem with these prevailing issues that this study examines SARSCoV-2 on the Nigerian educational system. Findings show the government's positive efforts and support for online learning at the primary and secondary school levels. In contrast, online learning in government colleges, universities, and the rural communities is a mirage in Nigeria. Three in five students lack access to online education. The study recommends among other things; creative handling of public universities and colleges administration towards ICT adoption and online learning implementation. Development of educational policies and social infrastructures to drive the sector during an unforeseen crisis such as this pandemic, and a review of

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