Distance education in the context of COVID-19: accomplishments and perspectives in sub-Saharan Africa

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Author: Alcazar, Mireia Gil; Lethuillier, Ghyslaine; Nkengne, Patrick


In March 2020, education systems around the world were caught off guard by [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19, despite warnings from countries in Asia, which had been hit by the virus as early as December 2019. After a period of shock, the decision was made to close schools - from pre-schools to universities - starting in mid-March. In-person classes were suspended, in what became an unprecedented situation, affecting 1.29 billion students in 185 countries - i.e. 73.8 per cent of the student population worldwide, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Quality; Students; Technology

Keywords: Distance education; Distance learning; Educational technology; Delivery system; Online learning; Online system; Funding

Geographic subjects: Sub-Saharan Africa; Africa

Published: Dakar, Senegal: IIEP-UNESCO Dakar, 2020

Physical description: 12 p.

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Also called: Distance education in the context of Coronavirus Disease 2019: accomplishments and perspectives in sub-Saharan Africa

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.1058

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