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September 14, 2020 Monday 11:11:21 AM IST

UNICEF for Safe Reopening of Schools

International Edu News

The United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) has advocated safe reopening of schools along with urgent investment to bridge the digital divide. It is estimated that 1.5 billion school children were affected by nation-wide and local lockdowns. In homes where there was digital access, children could not learn due to competing factors at home which includes pressure to do chores, being forced to worked, a poor environment for learning, and lack of support in using the online or broadcast curriculum. School children in sub-Saharan Africa was worst affected, with half of all students not reached with remote learning. Where reopening is not possible, governments have to incorporate compensatory learning for lost instructional time into school continuity and reopening plans.


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