'Education During COVID-19 and Beyond'

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 2 billion learners in more than 180 countries and all continents. Closures of schools and learning spaces have impacted the world’s student population, mainly in low and lower-middle income countries. The crisis is exacerbating pre-existing education disparities by reducing the opportunities for many of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults – those living in poor or rural areas, girls, refugees, persons with disabilities and forcibly displaced persons – to continue their learning. Learning losses also threaten to extend beyond this generation and erase decades of progress, not least in support of girls and young women’s educational access and retention. Some 23.8 million additional children and youth (from pre-primary to tertiary) may drop out or not have access to school next year due to the pandemic’s economic impact alone, say the United Nations in their report from August 2020.

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:



OECD: The OECD summarises in the 2020 report the impact of COVID-19 on education.