Posted by Letswalo M Community Manager on 28 August 2020 10:55 AM CAT
As COVID-19 shuttered schools around the world, around 1.5 billion schoolchildren were affected. Governments have responded by enacting remote learning policies but at least 1 in 3 schoolchildren – 463 million children worldwide – were unable to access remote learning, effectively cutting them off from education and putting their development at risk, according to a new UNICEF report released today.
The situation is likely even worse than the data suggest. Despite remote learning policies in place and the necessary tools such as a computer and internet access at home, many children may be unable to learn due to pressure to do chores or because their teachers are unfamiliar with remote learning methods.