KIU, Western Campus – Prof. Janice Desire Busingye, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration (DVC-F&A) at Kampala International University and Prof. Francisca Oladipo, the Director of Research, Innovations and International Relations at the university have authored an article examining “The Emerging Profile of Teachers in the Post COVID-19 Era”.
In the article, the two distinguished academicians focused on the topics of “Impact of the Pandemic on Teachers” including loss of employment and income, increase in stress, anxiety and burnouts and a stall in their careers and professional development.
It also looked at the “Level of Preparedness in the Global South” and “Emerging Profile of Teachers in the Post COVID-19 Era”.
“The pandemic has left teachers struggling on the edge trying to balance between uncertainty, stagnating career and profession, and whether their skills may remain relevant in the post-COVID-19 era,” the article reads in the Introduction.
The two scholars argue that the education sector, especially in Africa, will feel the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for many more years to come and that this requires a new normal.
“Teachers in the post-COVID-19 era will be required to obtain skills in online learning and technology. As part of professional development, learning institutions and main education stakeholders will have to train teachers on using new technology in achieving online learning,” they argue.
The article concludes that the emerging profile of teachers in the post-COVID-19 era is education professionals whose role and mandate will be wide and increased than the current normal.
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