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‘Coronavirus causes big disaster in education’

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Published: 18:49, 4 August 2020   Update: 12:49, 4 August 2020
‘Coronavirus causes big disaster in education’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that the coronavirus causes a big disaster in the education system in history. The closure of schools in more than 160 countries has affected more than 100 crore students.

He also warned over a generational catastrophe following the largest disruption of education in history due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He made the warning at a video conferencing programme on Tuesday.

UN Secretary General said getting students back to the classroom safely is now a ‘top priority’. At least 4 crore children have missed out of education in their critical pre-school year worldwide due to lockdown.

He said more than 25 crore children already out of school before the pandemic and only a quarter of secondary school students in developing countries were leaving the education system with basic skills.



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