The learning loss from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been most significant among children who reside in low-resourced communities.
According to a September 2020 UNICEF/CAPRI children at the pre/basic school levels were not able to participate in distance learning due to a lack of facilities.
“The pandemic has had detrimental effects on many groups, but surely the most damaging and long-lasting is the effect it is having on children. It is important that we try to understand both the nature and scale of these effects to be appropriately guided in our policy responses,” explained Dr Damien King, Executive Director at the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI).
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