Most governments around the world have closed educational institutes to help contain the spread of COVID-19 which has affected people regardless of their income, gender, level of education, or nationality.
The lockdown has inevitably interrupted conventional schooling, exposing the many inadequacies and inequities (i.e. lack of access to broadband and computers required for online education) in the education systems around the world.
While the governments and the educational communities have made a significant effort to ensure that children continue to receive their education despite the difficult circumstances, a large part of the world’s student population still remains unreachable by the remote learning programs run by their institutes.
Here’s a look at the impact of COVID-19 on education, highlighting the different delivery channels for remote learning and the steps governments and education institutions can take to overcome the challenges of carrying out learning programs remotely.