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Teaching methods applied in higher education during C0VID-19 pandemic in Africa

Mahona J. Paschal*1, Titus O. Pacho2 and Oluyinka Adewoyin3

1Department of Educational Foundation, St. Augustine University of Tanzania.
2School of Education and Human Resource Development, Kisii University, Kenya.
3Department of Crop Science and Horticulture, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Nigeria.

*Corresponding Author Email: pajo.toronto(at)

Mahona J. Paschal

Titus O. Pacho

Oluyinka Adewoyin

Article Number: IJEPRR.22.003  |   Pages: 27-40  |   Vol. 9 (1), January 2022   |   DOI:

 Received: October 20, 2021  Accepted: December 29, 2021  Published: January 3, 2022


The outbreak of COVID has imposed a lot of challenges globally to effective teaching since the first COVID 19 pandemic in Africa. In 2020, different African countries have witnessed a drastic change in economic, social and political sphere of life. In order to avoid further spread of COVID-19 and with strict preventive measures, physical contact teaching was cancelled until further notice. The suspension of physical classes at the universities has brought unique challenges to students and educators in the process of delivering contents of the curriculum and achieving value in the education sector across Africa. Our empirical research aimed at finding out the effective teaching methods adopted by higher educational institutions during COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa. The study employed qualitative study design rooted in a descriptive case study, semi structured interview was used to collect data from ten lecturers from seven countries in Africa. The study found greater satisfaction with teaching and learning methods used in African universities. However, both adaptation and application of new teaching methods in higher learning institutions in Africa are still facing various challenges. Throughout this study, we recommend that each university should invest in technologies and research, consistent internet availability, training and skill acquisition in computer operation.


Teaching methods, COVID-19, African universities, higher education, remote education

How to Cite this Article

Paschal MJ,  Pacho TO, Adewoyin O (2022). Teaching methods applied in higher education during C0VID-19 pandemic in Africa.Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev.9 (1):27-40.

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