The pathology of school closure in India

News Today 16.02.2022

In the last two years, India has achieved the dubious distinction of becoming the country with the second longest COVID-19 pandemic-linked school closure in the world — next only to Uganda. According to a United Nations report, it is an estimated 82 weeks, with some intermittent classes in between. Much has been said, written and published about the impact of school closure on learning loss. However, there has been very limited discourse on why — in spite of scientific evidence to support re-opening — Indian States continued to remain reluctant to reopen schools. (Read More)

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