Social challenges

School closure during COVID-19

16/09/2021 PNG

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools were closed for varying lengths of time, as part of emergency containment measures. The shift to remote learning was particularly challenging for students and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds and will also have a greater impact on their future learning outcomes and future earnings. Some countries expressly chose to keep schools open to reduce inequalities, while others were not able to do so for a range of policy reasons.

See more: The State of Global Education: 18 Months into the Pandemic