COVID-19: Are children able to continue learning during school closures?

Author: UN Children's Fund

Audience: Policymakers

Languages: English

Geographical Scope: Regional


UNICEF urges governments to prioritize the safe re-opening of schools when they begin easing lockdown restrictions. When reopening is not possible, UNICEF urges governments to incorporate compensatory learning for lost instructional time into school continuity and reopening plans. School opening policies and practices must include expanding access to education, including remote learning, especially for marginalized groups. Education systems must also be adapted and built to withstand future crises.