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COVID-19 study on School Closures

More Insights on the IEPA/CGD COVID-19 study on School Closures

The Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA) and the Centre for Global Development (CGD) continue to explore the data for more insights in the study dubbed PREPARE on how COVID-19 impacted school closures. 

As discussed in previous blogs, COVID -19 pandemic had its toll on Ghana and in March 2020, just like other countries across the world, Ghana embarked on a nationwide closure of schools as part of measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The closure of schools brought in its wake disruptions that affected households. Livelihood opportunities as well as learning deficit concerns of children were greatly impacted. The government’s immediate response to the COVID-19 induced educational crisis was to introduce remote teaching and learning interventions through radio and television programmes in order to minimize the adverse impact of the crisis on children’s education. 

In our previous blog post, we gained insights on what happened to dropout rates after COVID-19 school closures in Ghana? 

Explore more insights on how students recover learning loss during COVID-19 school closures in Ghana here