Impact of Covid on School Management

• education
• schools
• management
• covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, early childhood education and care services, universities and colleges. Most governments decided to temporarily close educational institutions in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Across the country, and in many parts of the world, schools and educational institutes have shifted their classrooms to the virtual world. While those schools that have the required infrastructure, are conducting interactive classroom sessions on conferencing apps such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom, others are communicating with students and sending classwork sheets and assignments through platforms such as WhatsApp. This shift to the online method of teaching has further increased the usage of smartphones in a country which is the second-largest smartphone market after China. Those who can afford to are providing their children with laptops, tablets and individual smartphones, while low-income homes which do not have access to computers or the internet are scraping together money to buy smartphones, many for the first time in their lives. This hybrid version of real and digital classrooms may become a reality even after the threat of the virus is over, as schools, colleges, tuition centres and other educational institutions adopt tech-based solutions for education. A school management system has become an essential need for every school to operate. No doubt. It holds so many crucial functions to ensure that the school management runs smoothly. The teachers, staff, and other external parties can collaborate easily through a centralized platform. School management system is important because it streamlines school administration with its robust features. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.