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The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic caused a sharp change in the educational practice world over as schools and institutions of learning are forced to seek alternatives to teaching styles. Learning centers were shut down to follow the order of social distancing, as a precautionary measure against the infectious virus disease that has rampaged the world. This paper studies the professional consequences of the challenges fronting the English language teaching in Nigeria in the period of coronavirus pandemic otherwise known as “Covid-19”. It also offers how the needs and goals of the learners can be met in the period of the mandatory homestay. The article collects, collates, and reviews the data that comes up in the Learn at Home Program (LHP) webpage which is created for the purpose of continuing education in the time of “Covid-19”. A survey of the participants' responses was also conducted to investigate the efficacy and challenges that they encountered during the online delivery through the use of a variety of media stations on different topics of secondary schools in Nigeria. The paper, after pitching the challenges of this virtual instruction at the time of the pandemic, proffers certain solutions that can boost the efficacy of virtual education generally in Nigeria.
Keywords: challenges, teaching, coronavirus, pandemic, e-learning.
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