The pandemic could leave Indonesia’s 69 million students further behind their global peers
Children studying together along the Ciliwung River in the village of Kebon Jukut, Bogor City while most Indonesian schools were shut during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Indonesian students — already lagging their global peers in some areas — could lose the opportunity to catch up as their access to education is hit by prolonged school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study found.
Most schools in Indonesia have remained shut since March as authorities struggle to contain the fast-spreading virus. The government’s attempt to reopen some schools has reportedly been opposed by teachers and health experts, who argued that the move could worsen the country’s outbreak.
Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has reported more than 157,800 cases of the coronavirus disease or Covid-19 — the second …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]