The Covid-19, which has taken off in China, is making its way by dictating its law to all of humanity. Its appearance in Benin in March 2020 caused an almost systematic cessation of classes in high schools, colleges and universities. But the big question is whether learners will be able to maintain their intellectual level after Covid-19.
An apodictic answer could not be given to this question. Of course, the systematic stopping of lessons will necessarily have an impact on the intellectual level of learners. But it cannot be said whether this impact would be exclusively negative. However, in this conflicting climate of responses, it is possible to say to what extent the discontinuation of lessons will have a negative impact on the intellectual level of learners. Indeed, when we find ourselves in our comfort zone far from intellectual activities, we can no longer learn. Then the lazy learner will see his intellectual level considerably diminished at the end of this health crisis. His ability to understand and pinpoint things will surely take a hit. But the wise and intelligent learner who cares about his future, will take advantage of these moments spent at home to better cultivate himself and better assimilate his lessons. He will do research that will surely help him to resume classes. This learner will therefore be able to maintain or raise his intellectual level.
It is therefore obvious that the impact that the discontinuation of lessons will have on the intellectual level of learners varies from one learner to another. Notwithstanding this evidence, questions still arise. How quickly will classes be offered again at the end of the health crisis? Will learners be able to conform to this pace?
The actors of the education system are best placed to answer these questions. In the meantime, let each learner take responsibility.