fbpx

Education inequalities widened due to COVID pandemic: UNESCO

  • IASbaba
  • June 25, 2020
  • 0
UPSC Articles
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Education inequalities widened due to COVID pandemic: UNESCO

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Govt schemes and programmes; Welfare/Development issue 

In news:

According to 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report released by UNESCO,

  • COVID-19 pandemic has increased inequalities in education systems across the world.
  • About 40% of low- and lower-middle-income countries have not supported learners at risk of exclusion during this crisis. 
  • In April 2020, almost 91% of students around the world were out of school.
  • Poor, linguistic minorities and learners with disabilities were affected more as resources for such persons may not be available outside schools. 
  • For poor students who depend on school for free meals or even free sanitary napkins, closures have been a major blow.

For a dedicated peer group, Motivation & Quick updates, Join our official telegram channel – https://t.me/IASbabaOfficialAccount

Search now.....