Since the Covid-19 outbreak and the worldwide school closures thereafter, ministries of education have endeavoured to ensure continuity of learning and encourage schools and educational institutions to explore and utilize online and distance modes of learning. Unfortunately, learners outside of the formal school system who are already in need of urgent learning support, such as low-skilled adults, women, out-of-school youth, migrants and refugees, and persons with disabilities, have suffered disproportionally from the suspension of face-to-face learning at the majority of adult learning centres and non-formal educational institutions.
UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response. Education Sector issue notes. Issue note 2.5