IMPLEMENTATION OF 3R’S PLAN FOR THE CONTINUATION OF EDUCATION DURING THE PANDEMIC SITUATION FOR GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS OF KARACHI
COVID-19 was the pandemic that has shaken the whole world in every aspect of their lives. The education sector is severely affected by COVID-19, not only that the schools closed and the educational activities discontinued for a long period but also after COVID-19 there was a drastic increase in the dropout rate of the students especially the early graders and primary students. This study aims to enlighten the fact that schools are the place where education can take place. The essence of formal learning cannot be achieved at home along with the other chores. This study is an experimental study where the dropout students from the Government schools of Karachi were analyzed for their reading, writing, and arithmetic abilities before and after the training of one month. For this study, Early Grade Reading Ability and Early Grade Mathematical Ability tools were used. The results showed that the reading, writing, and arithmetic skills of the students were extremely poor but, after giving them training the results improved. Therefore, it was concluded that students particularly at the primary level need the proper place and a teacher to conduct their educational activities and retain their learning.