In order to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education, many countries are taking extraordinary measures. These measures include: setting up or scaling up distance learning platforms (including through traditional media such as TV and radio); re-designing scheduled exams/ assessments; providing extra sanitary measures in schools (if schools are not closed); providing additional teacher training and support; and providing support to parents and families. The additional resources required for these measures can be substantial for any country, but especially for countries with resource constraints and fragile economies. Prolonged school closure in many countries is putting a significant strain on education systems throughout the world.
UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response. Education Sector issue notes. Issue note 7.2