Unintended Consequences of Coronavirus on Education Participation in Budalangi Sub-County of Busia, Kenya

Authors

  • Caleb Imbova Mackatiani University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sarah Naliaka Likoko Kibabii University, Kenya
  • Navin Imbova Mackatiani MMUST University, Kenya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22159/ijoe.2022v10i5.46062

Keywords:

COVID-19, disaster, e-learning, floods, participation

Abstract

This study looked at the unintended effects of coronavirus infections on students’ engagement in school in the Kenyan region of Budalangi. Floods frequently occur in the Budalangi region. The impact of child labor on student engagement was examined in this study. Due to the financial crisis and the terrible circumstances they experienced while living at the camps, the majority of students were unable to access learning materials online since their parents could not afford to support their children’s education. Notably, the majority of the pupils residing in the camps helped their parents with manual labor to make a living, including gathering sand, laboring in rice fields, and fishing along the shores of the River Nzoia and Lake Victoria. The studies also determined how teen pregnancies and young marriages affect student participation. These activities made it difficult for them to study. Poor return rates and low engagement rates in education are hence symptoms of the issue. This is a result of the community setup’s poor social and economic ties. This is consistent with what the UNICEF Executive Director said about how COVID-19 has affected students’ participation in school. He emphasized that COVID-19 had a detrimental effect on students’ attendance.

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Published

04-08-2022

How to Cite

Mackatiani, C. I., Likoko, S. N., & Mackatiani, N. I. (2022). Unintended Consequences of Coronavirus on Education Participation in Budalangi Sub-County of Busia, Kenya. Innovare Journal of Education, 10(5), 12–16. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijoe.2022v10i5.46062

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