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Coping Strategies of Nigeria Higher Education Institutions during COVID-19 Lockdown

Yan Bin(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University)
Yusuf Moyi Aliyu(School of Civil Engineering, Central South University; Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria)


Beginning at end of the year 2019, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has drowned the world into uncertainty and has threatened the continuity of traditional classroom learning that is the backbone and, in many cases, the main method of learning in most countries. This paper seeks to ascertain how Higher Institutions of learning in Nigeria have thrived during the lockdown period, based on the National policy document that spells out the guidelines for school reopening. Official documents such as newspaper reports university bulletins are used to corroborate in order to ascertain the implementation of the provisions of the policy guideline document as well as assess the efficacy of the measures on students’ quality of learning.


COVID-19; Coping strategies; Nigeria; Higher education institutions

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