Half of world’s student population not attending school: UNESCO launches global coalition to accelerate deployment of remote learning solutions, 18 March 2020

Submitted by geraldine on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 18:22
Solutions for school closures UNESCO lead agency for SDG4 Education 2030

As of late Tuesday, over 850 million children and youth – roughly half of the world’s student population – had to stay away from schools and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide closures are in force in 102 countries and local shut-downs in 11 others. This represents more than a doubling in the number of learners prevented from attending educational institutions, with further increases expected. Read more