COVID-19: How to Ensure Continuity of Education in Africa?

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically hit the world since its outbreak in late 2019 with a lot of infections and death. Africa is no exception. The affected countries are facing enormous difficulties and have put in place measures to contain its spread. Education has been one of the most impacted sectors affected by the COVID-19. According to latest data made available by UNESCO, 1.57 billion learners worldwide (91.4% of the world’s student population) are affected by schools and university closures, due to measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition to facing an unprecedented health crisis, the World is also facing a learning crisis due to disruptions in Education caused by these schools and universities closures. In Africa, many governments have adopted nationwide school closures which has affected millions of learners at all the school levels (pre-primary, primary, secondary, university). Complete Article HERE

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Back to School—With Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers, Smaller Classes and No Hugs

Classrooms that had been closed by the Coronavirus crisis are slowly beginning to reopen around the world.  Here are some of the measures to make learning safe. Picture a kindergarten or primary school classroom. What do you see? Children gathered around communal tables— swapping crayons, books and hugs with their friends? Not now. Not in the age of coronavirus. The pandemic is changing the face of education and no one knows how long the effects will last. About one billion children around the world remain shut out of classrooms because of school closures. Theirworld has launched the #StillLearning campaign to share fun and practical activities to help keep children educated and entertained while at home. But some countries are cautiously reopening their education systems – and that means major alterations to the way classrooms look and operate. Complete Article HERE