When the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced schools and businesses to close across Nigeria in March 2020, school girl Aisosa thought Christmas had come early. BENIN CITY, Edo State, Nigeria, December 8, 2021 — Like for most students worldwide, her school closure presented an extended period of holiday and unlimited hours of playtime with her friends. “The […]
A global education crisis : How can governments overcome learning losses in 2022? For two whole years, the Covid-19 health crisis has disrupted education systems worldwide and forced school closures which have impacted hundreds of millions of children. All of them have suffered learning loss. Some, though, have suffered more than others. In developed countries, […]
International Women’s Day 2022 – A chance to challenge gender norms and recover learning losses in girls’ education.
This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is more important than ever for promoting female participation in education, following two years of school closures across the globe. Girls’ education has suffered disproportionately. The COVID pandemic not only caused catastrophic learning losses from being out of school, but many girls have never returned to the classroom. This […]
The World Bank defines its mission in two ways – to end extreme poverty and to increase shared prosperity. With education a proven way to increase income for individuals and prosperity for whole societies, one way the Bank seeks to fulfill that mission is to seek out, support and invest in programs which transform education […]