Category Issue 5

Availability and Adoption of Online Learning Platforms during Covid-19 Lockdown in Nigeria

Abstract – The study investigated the availability and adoption of online learning platforms during Covid-19 lockdown in Nigeria in public and private schools. The study adopted ex-post facto design of non-experimental research. Users of online learning platform in the South western states formed the population for this study. Learning platform adoption questionnaire (r= 0.83) was used in online broadcast message with sample selected using survey monkey for data collection. The data collected were analysed by frequency counts and t-test. WhatsApp 67 (98.5%) is the most available platform and 45 (88.2%) most adopted platform by respondents while Meebo is the least…

Economic Impact of COVID-19 Induced Lockdown in Zimbabwe

Abstract – Economic Impact of COVID-19 Induced Lockdown in Zimbabwe. The government of China officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 on the 9th of January 2020. The virus spread more rapidly to many parts of the world and the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020. In a bid to reduce the spread of the novel virus, governments across the world introduced lockdown measures. Zimbabwe introduced its lockdown measures on the 31st of March 2020, the country closed its borders to the rest of the world serve for cargo and returning residents. Using qualitative and comparative…