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Effect of Covid-19 on the Education Sector

At present the world is in an uproar with an outbreak of a disease caused by a virus called corona or known as covid-19 (Corona Virus Diseases). This virus began to become epidemic on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, currently spreading to almost all corners of the world very quickly.
Effect of Covid-19 on the Education Sector

Hundreds of thousands of people are exposed to this virus worldwide, even tens of thousands of victims died. It has been noted that countries that have high cases of co-19 currently are Italy, China, Spain, the United States, and Iran with death rates of up to thousands of people. Transmission is so fast and the difficulty of detecting people who are exposed to covid-19 approximately two weeks is the cause of many casualties. Transmission through human contact is very difficult to predict because social activities that can not be avoided is the biggest cause of the spread of this corona virus. An antidote that has yet to be discovered and the increasing number of patients exposed to covid-19 is the highest cause of death. Hospitals and paramedics feel overwhelmed that many patients are not handled well.

The complexity of the handling of this epidemic finally the world leaders adopted a very strict policy to break the chain of distribution of co-19. Social distancing is the first choice for every country in implementing policies to prevent the spread of co-19. This limitation of social interaction can hamper the rate of growth and progress in various fields of life, but there are no other choices, because this method is the most effective way. Social distancing policy has a lot of negative effects on human life, especially economic problems that have the most impact, because the country will be very burdened if it has to bear all the basic needs of each population. No exception in the field of education also had an impact on this policy. The government's decision which suddenly dismissed or moved the learning process from school to home. Nearly 300 million students are disrupted in their school activities around the world and threaten their right to education in the future.

Until now the spread of the virus is still alarming. The latest data on the spread of the corona virus has now been confirmed positive in 84 countries. Data Friday, March 6, 2020 morning, recorded 97,885 positive cases of infection, with the death rate reaching 3,348. Meanwhile, patients who recover about 53,796.

Likewise with the cancellation of several important programs and agendas for overseas students such as competitions, which made them disappointed because they felt they had prepared themselves well in advance. Moreover, students' insights about the corona virus that are still minimal can make them have a higher level of concern.

Especially if Covid-19 does not end soon. Delaying schools in countries affected by the virus can interfere with the right of every citizen to get proper education services. Closing campuses and schools will certainly slow down and hinder targets set by the government or their respective schools. However, with the holding of the education process at home it is very appropriate to minimize contact between humans under current conditions. Because, in the science of sociology the learning process does not have to be face to face or do not have to touch. Interaction can be done through technology and social media. Therefore educational institutions move away from class meetings by giving home assignments. Every school can replace class meetings by giving home assignments or online assignments to students, aiming that students work and study at home and minimize from leaving the house. Whereas in tertiary institutions divert class meetings with online meetings and online assignments by utilizing technology as online learning well. In addition, there are many problems experienced by students and students related to learning at home, many complaints felt by students because the homework given by each teacher is too much, while among students, many complaints from them that the meeting online is constrained by many Web networks, inadequate technology, to the signal, in addition to the ineffectiveness of learning at home because of independent learning, many of their parents who are less able to master the material provided, may only be able to guide and give direction.

Likewise many students who abuse the learning process at home, such as playing online games in internet cafes, playing to crowded places with the reason of looking for wifi, which has an impact again on the emergence of new problems due to abuse of learning at home to do things that are not socially obedient distancing. From this problem, the government finally followed up on this matter, the government asked for the closure of the cafe, to regulate the operation of the opening hours of crowded places, such as shopping centers and entertainment venues.

Thus, if these conditions increase, certainly the impact on the delay of all the agenda of existing activities, both in schools and colleges, such as the tasks that must be done by students in community service can not be done in order to minimize meetings at close range, then all agendas must be postponed indefinitely. The education sector will also increase. The impact of concern is the long-term effect. Because students and students will feel the delay in the education process. This can result in impeded their development in the future. Eva Salsabila