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EEO. 2020; 19(3): 2180-2183

Are We Doing Enough for Students with Disabilities: A Case of Online Education During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Shabir Hussain Khahro, AminahMd Yusof, Mir Aftab Ahmed Talpur, Ali Raza Khoso, Fida Hussain Ali.


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, nobody ever predicted the situation occurred. Mostgovernments around the world are closing the schools and universities to stop the spread of thepandemic. Such national closures have already impacted more than 72 percent of the studentpopulation around the world. Numerous countries have announced local closures, which affectmillions of extra learners. According to UNICEF, the COVID-19 pandemic has also hit theeducation sector hard, with 1.53 billion learners out of school. Instructors are making experiences using different E-learning platforms. Practical coursedelivery and assessments have been the major challenge. Therefore, this paper evaluates the criticalsteps taken by the governments of different countries, including Pakistan. A detailed review of onlineavailable sources and government official web page has been made to summarize the conclusion.The paper concludes that most governments have taken various steps to continue students learning, including the Pakistan government, but limited attempts are made for special children. It ishighly suggested to make significant actions to contain education with various learning difficulties.Training programs should also be introduced to educate the teachers dealing with special education.

Key words: : Student with Disability, Online Education, COVID-19, Pandemic

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