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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.

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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.

Continue Reading