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World in ‘Middle of education crisis’ due to Covid-19 – UN Chief



Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General

The world is going through an education crisis as millions of children remain out of schools due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Taking to Twitter, Guterres said, “We are in the middle of an education crisis. 156 million students are still affected by school closures due to COVID-19, and 25 million may never return. An effective pandemic recovery requires investment in teachers, digital learning, and systems fit for the future.” As of 30 July 2021, there have been 196,553,009 confirmed cases of  Covid-19 , including 4,200,412 deaths, reported to WHO.