Education

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Reimagine education to achieve quality learning for all, UN and partners urge

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A teacher and her students practice COVID-19 school re-opening guidelines by wearing face masks and maintaining physical distance at a primary school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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UNHCR urges more support for refugee higher education to withstand impact of COVID-19 pandemic

With only three per cent of refugees accessing higher education, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging governments and donors to help bridge critical gaps by ensuring the inclusion of refugee students in national education systems and the continuity of tertiary education programs, as well as offering more places for refugees.

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New OECD PISA report reveals challenge of online learning for many students and schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to school closures across the world and forced teachers and students in many countries to adapt quickly to teaching and learning online. But a new OECD PISA report reveals wide disparities both between and within countries in the availability of technology in schools and of teachers’ capacities to use ICT effectively.

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UNESCO, UNICEF and WHO issue guidance to ensure schools are safe during COVID-19 pandemic

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), presented recommendations on measures to make sure that schools are safe despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in a joint online press conference on Sept 15.

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Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief

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Two sisters who lost their brother in an IED attack at their school, pose for a photo at the school in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

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International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential

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An eleven-year-old girl in Ecuador receives a study guide during the COVID-19 pandemic when schools closed.

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Increased support vital to help children affected by Beirut explosions back to school, one month after devastating explosions

183 education facilities damaged or destroyed by the blasts, affecting over 77,000 children and youth as new school year approaches

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On 1 September 2020, Lebanese children participate in psychosocial activities at the UNICEF's children friendly space (CFS) at the Karantina public garden in Beirut, Lebanon.

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UNHCR Report: Coronavirus a dire threat to refugee education – half of the world’s refugee children out of school.

In a report released on September 3, titled “Coming Together for Refugee Education,” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities will be further threatened. The data in the report is based on the gross enrolment figures from the 2019 school cycle.

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Universal, inclusive education ‘non-negotiable’

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UNICEF is supporting families of children with disabilities to attend schools in the poorest districts of Maputo and Matola in Mozambique.

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Coronavirus leading to ‘desperately unequal’ learning levels: UNICEF

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A seven-year-old girl studies online at home in Kyiv, Ukraine, as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.