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A Comparative Study of Students Performance in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Using Java Before and During COVID-19 (A Case of Kapasa Makasa Campus)

The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of students in Object Oriented Programming using Java before and during COVID-19 pandemic, to this effect a total of 66 students were selected to take part in the study and their results compared. The results revealed that the performance of students in OOP Java before COVID-19 pandemic outbreak were better than during the pandemic. The reasons for this was that, before the outbreak, the students were taught in physical class and were able to use the university facilities such as Internet and Computer laboratory for their practice. On the other hand, during the COVID-19 pandemic, students were subjected to virtual learning which proved to be a challenge to most of them, especially those in rural areas with no access to the Internet and electricity but affordability of the data bundles too. The study also established that gender had no effect on students’ performance in OOP in Java regardless of the mode conclusion provided; the study recommended that deliberate measures should be put in place to encourage online learning in order to motivate learners in embracing technology in learning, more especially during this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will ensure continuity in learning without any major changes to the learning ability. In addition, more strategic interventions and pedagogies to teach practical courses such as programming online should be derived and used for teaching and learning so that students take advantage of both modes of studies (online and face to face).

E-learning, Academic Performance, OOP, Java, Academic, COVID-19, Gender

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Kashale Chimanga, Nimrod Siluyele, Shumba Langton, Edward Nkonde. (2021). A Comparative Study of Students Performance in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Using Java Before and During COVID-19 (A Case of Kapasa Makasa Campus). American Journal of Networks and Communications, 10(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajnc.20211001.11

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Kashale Chimanga; Nimrod Siluyele; Shumba Langton; Edward Nkonde. A Comparative Study of Students Performance in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Using Java Before and During COVID-19 (A Case of Kapasa Makasa Campus). Am. J. Netw. Commun. 2021, 10(1), 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajnc.20211001.11

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Kashale Chimanga, Nimrod Siluyele, Shumba Langton, Edward Nkonde. A Comparative Study of Students Performance in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) Using Java Before and During COVID-19 (A Case of Kapasa Makasa Campus). Am J Netw Commun. 2021;10(1):1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ajnc.20211001.11

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