UN warns of 'generational catastrophe' over school closures
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the pandemic caused the largest disruption of education in history. Over 160 countries have closed schools, pushing more than 1 billion students out of the classroom.
School is back in Germany — but coronavirus is not gone
The school holidays are coming to an end in parts of Germany. The authorities want a return to "normal" school life. But that's easier said than done.
Magu’s Suspension: An act of presidential courage II Inside Stuff
On Inside Stuff this week, Martin Oloja looks at the presidential act of bravery on the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, the former EFCC chairman, and the continued closing down of schools at all levels.
Thailand's schools reopen after virus closure
Mask-wearing pupils return to their Bangkok high school, as Thailand gradually returns to normality, with the coronavirus largely in check.
School on wheels: a teacher rides through Bolivia to educate children
Wilfredo Negrete gets on his bicycle and rides from town to town in the Bolivian countryside to teach his students, as schools remain closed due to the pandemic, and many parents, who have no education, cannot adequately homeschool their children.
Nigeria's off-the-grid solar-powered school
Fed up with frequent power cuts, a school in Nigeria now generates its own electricity. The initial investment is paying off, and the school encourages children to value a sustainable future.
South Africa lifts liquor ban, school openings delayed
For schools, the government postponed the planned opening of the two grades for another week so that under-prepared schools could make preparations like issuing protective clothing to teachers. The date for the return of schools nationwide is now June 8.
Opinion: Tanzanian children face a bleak future under lockdown
Tanzanian schoolkids need to stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis. They are dependent on a variety of media and technologies for their school lessons. Children living in poverty have — once again — been left behind.
COVID-19 pandemic: Nigeria extends flight ban by four weeks, IMF disburses $3.4bn emergency loan to Nigeria and more
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Back to school? Concern over post-confinement classes in France
Since a nationwide lockdown was imposed in France on March 16, the country's 12.4 million schoolchildren have been forced to rethink the way they study. Now, the announcement by President Emmanuel Macron that at least some should be able to return to class from May 11 has sparked fresh questions and concerns. Meanwhile, life is made all the more complicated for less fortunate pupils, who don’t have ready access to a computer or the internet. For more on how France’s education system is handling this crisis, we talk to Stéphane Crochet, secretary general of the UNSA teachers' union.