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UNICEF warns emergence of 'lost COVID generation' over pandemic's impact on children

According to the report, one in nine coronavirus cases in 87 countries were confirmed in children and adolescents under 20 years of age, or 11 per cent of all 25.7 million cases reported 

Published on 19th November 2020
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What will happen to teachers and students with more schools closing during the pandemic?

According to a report, an association of private schools in Karnataka claims 400/500 schools may down the shutters as they have not been able to maintain expenses due to the COVID-19 closure 

Published on 14th November 2020
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Children's Day 2020: How the pandemic has taken November 14 away from kids — and how they're coping  

With schools closed for almost a year, most of these kids haven't seen their friends and teachers for a long time. So how does it feel to celebrate Children's Day amid a pandemic?

Published on 13th November 2020
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Pakistan Education Ministers to decide about school closures

The Ministers are also likely to discuss other matters, including the dates for winter vacations and the commencement of the new academic year from April to August 2021, the sources added

Published on 4th November 2020
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Over 60% children enrolled in schools receive family support to attend online classes, have access to smartphones: ASER report 

The survey explores the provision of and access to distance education mechanisms and the ways in which children and families are engaging with these remote learning alternatives from their homes

Published on 29th October 2020
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Teenage girls in Kenya forced into sex work, child labour since schools closed due to pandemic

Mary Mugure, a former sex worker, launched Night Nurse to rescue girls who followed her path. She says since schools in Kenya closed in March, up to 1,000 schoolgirls have become sex workers

Published on 20th October 2020
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COVID-19 has triggered an education crisis, gender inequality: UNESCO report 

Increase in gender-based violence, potential rise in teenage pregnancies or early marriages and possibility of a section of girls dropping out of schools or colleges are some of the implications

Published on 18th October 2020
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400 billion USD of future earnings, learning losses due to prolonged closure of schools: World Bank report

While most governments have made enormous efforts to mitigate the impact of school closures, it has been difficult to engage children through remote learning initiatives, the report saod

Published on 12th October 2020
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Delhi government extends ongoing closure of all schools till October 31 due to pandemic

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has been directed to extend the ongoing closure of schools till Oct 31. Formal orders to this effect will be issued by DoE tomorrow

Published on 4th October 2020
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Parul University students get start-up grant to innovate cure for socio-economic challenges of COVID-19

The Student Open Innovation Challenge SOIC is an initiative under the Student Start-up and Innovation Policy which seeks to develop a platform for promoting highly innovative ideas in academia

Published on 18th August 2020
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One in two youths subject to depression, anxiety, says ILO survey on effects of COVID-19 

The ILO survey aimed to capture the immediate effects of the pandemic on the lives of youths (aged 18 to 29 years) with regard to employment, education, mental health, rights and social activism

Published on 12th August 2020
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Maharashtra govt-Google tie-up to bring blended learning to 2.3 crore students and teachers

As part of the tie-up, Google will deploy free tools like G Suite for Education, Google Classroom and Google Meet to facilitate remote learning

Published on 7th August 2020
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HRD announces guidelines for online classes by schools, recommends cap on screen time for students

The guidelines include eight steps of online or digital learning — plan, review, arrange, guide, talk, assign, track and appreciate

Published on 15th July 2020
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COVID-19 lockdown in India has impacted education of over 247 million school children: UNICEF report

However, the report has highlighted the efforts done by the central and state government to continue education for children through multiple e-platforms like web portals, mobile apps, TV channels, etc

Published on 24th June 2020
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COVID-19 affecting sexual and reproductive health in young adults, says new study

While social disruption resulting from the pandemic affects young adults' sense of health and well-being, one positive aspect is that young adults are digital natives familiar with online platforms

Published on 19th June 2020

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