Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1096-3685; Online ISSN: 1528-2635)


University level education and Covid-19 pandemic: reflections, recovery challenges and new opportunities in Peru

Author(s): Edwin Ramirez-Asis, Laura Nivin-Vargas, Luis Angulo-Cabanillas, Guillermo Pelaez-Diaz, Jorge Castillo-Picon, Lorenzo Valderrama-Plasencia

The university level education is an important source for determining employability of the higher education students. Due to the covid-19 situation, arrest the flow of operating the teaching-learning process in the developing countries particularly in Peru. This kind of unpredictable pandemic condition due to the spread of viruses hit the normal living condition. On the contrary, it also allows the people to think wider and move ahead with new way of handling the situation and reach the ultimate goal. Though, the university campuses are closed, social distancing is in practice, transport were stopped and many challenges came in front of academicians and the students of higher learning. According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean advocated that before the pandemic, the social condition was started demining and after the pandemic negatively influenced on various human resource segments, very particularly on the university level education of LAC countries. On the positive side, the Peru innovation and invention on university education has improved through technological inclusion. Virtual classes filled the gap of learning loss of the students to equip them for employability even during the pandemic period. The role of digitalization and implementation technological advancement in university level education is quite significant in creating opportunities during the era of covid-19 pandemic. The present study aims to bring out the various obstacles happened due to pandemic and identify the unique opportunities created during this pandemic phase in the higher educational system for the promotion of student community. Universities in the country need to be strengthen the virtual mode of education among the teachers and the learners. Moreover, a mixed model of teaching and learning to be created to enhance the pedagogical movement. It is also quite significant that the institutions have to raise more funds for the virtual mode of teaching. The universities have to expand the expenditure for the adoption of new technology and innovation of teaching and learning process. The pandemic situation affected the student’s communication skills and enhanced the quality of remote learning. The situation dramatically affected their financial stability as well. In this scenario, the present study is aimed to bring out the various impacts, issues, Challenges and opportunities due covid-19 pandemic on university level education in Peru.

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