UN chief says COVID-19 causing ’generational catastrophe’ in education

UN chief says COVID-19 causing ’generational catastrophe’ in education

UN Sec. Gen. Guterres has said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. As per estimates, schools were closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1B students. Guterres added that at least 40M children worldwide have missed out on education ’in their critical preschool year’ which can lead to the world facing ’a generational catastrophe’.

Chris
Chris
pennydreadful
pennydreadful 1 months

The UN Sec Gen warned that the world faces “a generational catastrophe that could waste untold human potential, undermine decades of progress, and exacerbate entrenched inequalities.” For those of us who have the privilege of being able to teach our children while sitting in our homes, it is difficult to understand the magnitude of this issue. This pandemic has touched each and every aspect of our lives, from employment to education to food to social gatherings and a general sense of security. People living in 3rd world nations have it the worst, since their governments aren't even capable of providing them with necessary healthcare during these times. Also, this now raises an important question, at least in more developed nations. As it becomes more and more difficult to reopen schools, is home-schooling the way out, now?

ToddBundy
ToddBundy 1 months

The rapid decline in funding and programming has nothing to do with this right?

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