Effect of COVID-19 pandemic School Closure in Nigeria

One major effect of #covid19  pandemic in Nigeria, is stalled education, which has began to impact negatively on the education of children at the grass-root level. Watch this short video documentary on the effect of COVID-19 pandemic School Closure in parents and children.

#COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of Out-of-school children in the world. School closure as a measure to contain the spread of the virus, has led to stalled education in most part of the world.

#ThewatchersNG an initiative of Foosteer, is supported by AccountabilityLab @accountlab and MarAthur foundation
Seeks to promote access to equitable low-cost quality education for vulnerable children, living in marginalized communinties in Nigeria, through the use of open education resource (OER) technology.

Considering the rot& devastating condition of the Nigerian educational system, there is a need for paradigm shift from the normal to the new normal.

Nigeria prior to COVID-19 had the highest number of Out-of-school children in the world, according to UNICEF, about 10.5million children ages 5-14 years are not in school.

With the School Closure, an estimated 1.725billion learners have been affected globally says UNESCO, representing 99.9% world students population as at 13th April 2020.