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Home News Access Remote Learning Access As Low As 20% in parts of Africa

Remote Learning Access As Low As 20% in parts of Africa

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Story Source: The National ~ Go to Original Article

As few as one fifth of pupils sent home from schools by the coronavirus shutdown are accessing continuing education efforts in a number of African countries, according to ministers involved in a conference call on the issue.

More than a dozen ministers exchanged views in a webinar on Thursday organised by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), an initiative backed by the World Bank. Fears that children will be permanently denied an education were a common theme, even though many states were able to switch quickly to remote learning modes of operation.

The legacy of a year long shut down of schools in the 2013 ebola crisis stood some parts of the continent in good stead but others said the systems needed strengthening…………..