Impacts of Covid-19 on Religious Seminaries & Educational Sectors of Pakistan: A Scholastic Approach

Authors

  • Sadaf Butt Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Saad Jaffar Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Zeenat Haroon Associate Professor, Department of Quran and Sunnah, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53583/jrss01.0102.2021

Keywords:

Corona Virus, COVID-19, Pakistan, Educational Sectors, Digital Education, Madaris, Religious Seminaries, Online learning

Abstract

Corona Virus has become one of the most contagious pandemics of the 21st century, which has affected people all over the world. Economically stable countries have not suffered as much from the crises, but third-world countries are suffering greatly from the virus. Pakistan is currently facing financial, economic, and educational crises, on the other hand, people are losing their lives every day. This pandemic has not only created problems for students but also for the government. A staggering economy, growing poverty, and online learning were huge challenges. Marking strategies during online learning were totally absent and lack of student’s concentration increased the different problems. This research study has been conducting to analyze the impacts of the Corona Virus on Pakistan’s education and Madāris even Mosques were also devastated by the epidemic. The present study is also an attempt to elaborate on all those hurdles which appeared during online learning. This research comprises primary and secondary sources including government and official records, journals and books, etc. with an objective to find out the reasons for students' dropout rates along with the need for digital education in Pakistan. Lack of teachers training and unawareness of the new teaching methodologies are still the most noticeable challenges.

Author Biographies

Sadaf Butt, Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

She is currently working as a lecturer at Abbottabad University of Science and Technology Abbottabad. Her main areas of research are Sikh and British Raj in colonial Punjab, Social, Political, Cultural, and Economical current issues of the Muslim World. She has published 20 research papers in HEC recognized journals and participated in prominent national and international conferences. She is also supervising 2 M.Phil. scholars at AUST Abbottabad. 

Saad Jaffar, Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan.

He is currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies at the Abbottabad university of science and technology. His main areas of Research are Comparative religion, the Bible, Jewish history, Talmud and Rabbinic Judaism, Jewish oral tradition Mishnah, Socio-Religious Problems, and Theology. He has published more than twelve Papers in HEC Recognized Journals/National & International Journals and participated in prominent International Conferences.

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Published

2021-08-22

How to Cite

Butt, S., Jaffar, S., & Haroon, Z. (2021). Impacts of Covid-19 on Religious Seminaries & Educational Sectors of Pakistan: A Scholastic Approach. Journal of Religious and Social Studies, 1(02), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.53583/jrss01.0102.2021