The level of learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is almost insurmountable


More than 635 million students are still affected by the total or partial closure of schools. On the occasion of International Education Day and in the context of the nearly two-year pandemic of COVID-19, UNICEF is publishing the latest available data on the impact of the pandemic on children’s education.

“It will be two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began to disrupt education worldwide in March. We are simply witnessing an almost insurmountable level of losses related to children’s schooling. Although it is necessary to put an end to the disruption of education systems, simply reopening schools is not enough. Students need intense support to make up for lost learning. Schools also need to move beyond their core role and contribute to rebuilding mental and physical health, social development and child nutrition, ”said Robert Jenkins, Head of the UNICEF Department of Education.

Globally, the disruption of education systems has led to the registration of millions of children who have lost a significant amount of knowledge that they would have learned if they had been present in the classroom, the most vulnerable and older children. small ones recording the biggest losses.

In addition to learning loss, the closure of schools has had a negative effect on children’s mental health, has reduced their access to a regular source of nutrition and has led to an increased risk of child abuse.

“Children have lost basic reading and arithmetic skills. Globally, the disruption of education systems has led to the enrollment of millions of children who have lost a significant amount of knowledge that they would have learned if they had been present in the classroom, the most vulnerable and older children. The largest losses are the biggest losses, ”UNICEF said in a statement.

International Education Day is marked on January 24, according to the Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 3, 2018.

(source: AFP)


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