UNESCO reports more than 1.37 billion students now at home

POSTED: March 26, 2020Category: Articles, COVID-19BY: AISA P9

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools around the globe have closed and moved to home-based and online learning.

On Monday 23 March 2020, UNESCO convened an online meeting with an ad-hoc group of education ministers from 11 countries including, Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal to share information about the scaled-up measures deployed in their countries to support teachers, parents and students in coping with home learning. They also pointed to emerging challenges that require global cooperation.

Opening the meeting, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said “the responsibility to act is a collective one,” and she announced the forthcoming establishment of a Global Covid-19 Education Coalition to further mobilise the expertise of multiple partners and strengthen support to national educational responses.

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