COVID-19 HAD A LASTING IMPACT ON EDUCATION OF 1.4 BILLION STUDENTS

Due to the pandemic, on March 23, 2020, 138 countries ordered national school closures, while more had localised closures.

WORLD’S STUDENTS STILL HIT BY SCHOOL CLOSURES

Countries with country-wide or localized school lockdown

In India more than 32 crores of students have been affected by the various restrictions and the nationwide lockdown for COVID-19.

As per UNESCO report, about 14 crores of primary and 13 crores of secondary students are affected which are two mostly affected levels in India.

463 MILLION STUDENTS CUT OFF FROM REMOTE LEARNING

COVID–19 pandemic is raging on and while it has had a lasting impact across the world, it has also left a dent on education.

Even through remote learning seems like a viable option, large parts of the world don’t even have access to it.

According to a recent UNICEF report, at least 460 million students across the globe cannot be reached with remote learning programs, because they simply lack access to the necessary devices or infrastructure.

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