The Impact of COVID-19 on Students' Academic Performance: The Case of the University of Ghana Business School
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The unruly consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak have hamstrung higher education institutions. This study aims to investigate the perceived impact of COVID-19 on student learning and academic performance through a qualitative approach. In-depth semi-structured interviews with 30 purposively chosen informants were used. The results indicated that 70% of students perceive a paradigm shift in their learning experience before and after COVID-19. It was discovered that their sociodemographic characteristics influenced 60% of students, and 57% were influenced by their parent's socioeconomic status, which influenced their academic achievements during the COVID-19 outbreak. The findings revealed that 63% of students had faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 online learning, affecting their academic performance. The study provides insight into the student academic performance during the covid-19 online education in the Ghanaian context. The study discusses the implications of the findings on higher institutions, government, and parents' household income and recommendations for future research. Higher education institutions, governments, and parents must purchase licensed e-learning tools and provide students and professors with digital skills training to enhance faculty teaching, student learning, and academic performance.
Joseph Ofori Acheampong (2023) The impact of COVID-19 on students' academic performance: The case of the university of Ghana business school, Cogent Education, 10:1, DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2023.2186011