COVID-19 and the education sector. ILO Sectoral Brief

Teachers have had to adapt to a world of almost universal distance education as nearly 94 per cent of all learners have faced school closures.

Most teachers and their organizations have embraced this challenge, although in many developing countries teachers lack the skills and equipment to provide distance education effectively.

As governments consider reopening school as confinement measures are relaxed, the safety of learners and teachers should be paramount, and social distancing of learners, access to personal protective equipment, and regular virus testing will be key.


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