All over the world, e-learning is seen as an alternative to conventional classroom during the covid -19 lockdoen and an opportunity to access vast amount of information using the lockdown period as an opportunity to use various resources available on internet learn what wouldn’t have been possible in the conventional classroom. Unfortunately, Nigerian polytechnic students are still lagging behind in spite government’s unflinching effort in providing various e-learning platforms for effective learning amid covid -19 lockdown. This study is an attempt to investigate the challenges of e-learning in Nigerian Polytechnics during covid -19 lockdown. A descriptive survey design was used to carry out the study. The population of the study consisted of all federal polytechnics students in Nigeria. The sample area was Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo state Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was administered online through Google classroom to 249 students but only 24 students responded. The data collected were analyzed on SPSS. The outputs display frequency distribution table showing percentages of the responses to each question. Based on the analysis of data, it was found that 75% of the of students are from rural areas without or with poor internet connectivity and epileptic electrical power supply. Many Students that participated with e-learning dropped out as they lost interest due o high cost of data subscription, and lack of regular supply of electricity. Students are willing to continue with e-learning if internet subscription is free with regular supply of electricity.
Covid -19, Conventional Classroom Teaching , E-learning , Google Classroom, Ministry of Education, Polytechnics.
Ikpotokin Sunday Atabhotor , Ojutalayo Mobolanle Kofoworola , Sowunmi Elizabeth Bolatito "Challenges of E-Learning Amid Covid-19 Lockdown in Federal Polytechnics, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 4 Issue 4 2020 Page 1-8
Ikpotokin Sunday Atabhotor , Ojutalayo Mobolanle Kofoworola , Sowunmi Elizabeth Bolatito "Challenges of E-Learning Amid Covid-19 Lockdown in Federal Polytechnics, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 4(4)