Half of world’s student population not attending school: UNESCO launches global coalition to accelerate deployment of remote learning solutions

Publisher:
UNESCO
Published
Topic(s)
Out of School
Emergency - Health
Innovation
English

As of late Tuesday, over 850 million children and youth – roughly half of the world’s student population – had to stay away from schools and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationwide closures are in force in 102 countries and local shut-downs in 11 others. This represents more than a doubling in the number of learners prevented from attending educational institutions, with further increases expected.