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Covid-19: UNICEF calls for opening schools and “averting lost generations”

Friday, November 20th 2020 - 08:40 UTC
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The United Nations agency responsible for aiding children is warning that the costs of coronavirus-related school closures out-weight the benefits, and that the pandemic poses substantial threats to children and their countries' long-term well-being. Read full article


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  • MarkWhelan

    I see that UNICEF has not actually kept up with the computer and internet age. Many countries actually moved to online education to reduce the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    What will be happening is not what UNICEF seems to be implying. Children will not stop their education at the pre 2020 level but will in fact progress at a level which will start at a new, lower to begin with, level. With changes in education and relevance of subjects being looked into and altered to meet the new need we can finish up with a better education system than what is available now. The idea of moving students up one level at the end of each school year regardless of their level of understanding needs to stop. Children need to only move up to the next level when their comprehension of the subjects validates the change. This is the fundamental change necessary to enhance our education system. The biggest block to implementing the change is that governments have not provided or considered the need to provide additional classrooms to hold the equivalent to one more age group.

    Nov 20th, 2020 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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