Research Journal of Educational Studies and Review

Research Paper|Published January 2022|Vol. 7 (1): 1-11.


Effect of Socioeconomic and Technology Response on Education in Kenya During the Covid-19 Pandemic


Duncan Wasike Wekesa and Wambeye Kimweli Marakia


1Department of Science & Mathematics Education, Kibabii University, Bungoma, Kenya.

2Department of Education Planning and Management, Kibabii University, Bungoma, Kenya.



The social and economic effects of COVID-19 will be severe. Schools have a particularly important role to play. Coronavirus-related disruption can give educators time to rethink the sector. Technology has stepped into the breach and will continue to play a key role in educating future generations. With students being able to gain access to knowledge and even learn a technical skill, through a few clicks on their phones, tablets and computers. This may mean that the role of educators will need to move towards facilitating young people’s development as contributing members of society. The move toward universal internet would help prepare educators to provide education under future health emergencies-not to mention the many broader benefits, such as equalizing economic opportunity in the information age. Digital technologies are playing a critical role in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Media, and especially social media, can also be used to educate students about the virus itself and to teach basic hygiene and debunk myths and misinformation. Considering the impacts of the national lockdown on behavioural change, the significant socio-economic inequity and a lack of cash, food and access to chronic medication among the poor posed great threats in education. This research will enable government policy groups to develop a more targeted and effective approach in addressing the effects of the pandemic on education.

Key Words:
Online Education, social media, Corona Virus (COVID-19).


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