Asia school closures for coronavirus expose digital divide


Many schoold in Asia are empty due to the ongoing Covid-19 in Asia. Worldwide, an unprecedented 363 million children and youth are affected by closures of schools and universities, according to data released by this week by the United Nations' education agency UNESCO. - AFP

BANGKOK: Millions of children in Asia risk falling behind because of school closures amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, with unequal access to the internet hurting poorer kids as classes go online, technology and human rights experts warned on Friday (March 13).

Worldwide, an unprecedented 363 million children and youth are affected by closures of schools and universities, according to data released by this week by the United Nations' education agency UNESCO.

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