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Published Jun 15, 2020

Tilahun Adamu Mengistie  

Abstract

The outbreak of COVID-19 at the end of 2019 lifted 2020 of the world in turmoil. Now, the world is absolutely in a unique environment. In all corners, today, the scientific world accompanies huge consequences from the novel coronavirus. The economic, social, educational, and political aspects of the world get into the abnormal conditions. This paper aimed to provide the current stance of Ethiopia’s poorly equipped educational system, by focusing on the impacts of the novel Coronavirus in the provision of education and the government measures to alleviate problems, obstacles, challenges, and opportunities to adapt current reality.

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Keywords

Ethiopia, COVID-19, School Closure, Pandemic, Education

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How to Cite
Mengistie, T. A. (2020). Impacts of COVID-19 on the Ethiopian Education System. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 6(1), 569-578. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.20.or011
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