Tackling unequal access to education worsened by COVID-19
COVID-19 has deepened the education divide in India. As the pandemic forced schools to shut in March, schools started delivering education online. However, less than one third of India’s children are accessing online education as most of India’s children have limited access to technology. Many children have also been forced drop out because their families migrated or simply could not continue to provide education. These inequities have worsened at all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. This worsening inequality has posed an acute challenge to the social and education policy as there is a great risk of reversing the gains that India achieved in expanding education access in the last two decades. How India prepares, copes, plans for the recovery is crucial.
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