Policy Brief on School Reopening in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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KIX Observatory on COVID-19 responses in educational systems of 41 GPE African countries

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to education in Africa and worldwide, and in African countries, due to school closures. Many countries have made great strides in ensuring safe reopening of schools to stem the erosion of the gains made in access to equitable and quality education, escalation of risks to children’s mental and physical health, and the long-term impact of the loss of learning associated with school closures. This policy brief highlights the evidence of the policy and practice responses to school reopening. It is based on the synthesis report by the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 Responses by Educational Systems in 40 African partner countries of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

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