Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The Pandemic and Education

Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom. Additionally, at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education in their critical pre-school year.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the world is facing a "generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress and exacerbate entrenched inequalities."

 250 million children were already out of school before the pandemic and only a quarter of secondary school students in developing countries were leaving the education system with basic skills, Guterres added.

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