The Coronavirus pandemic has infiltrated every strata of society whether it be businesses, employees or those who have unfortunately lost loved ones, Covid-19 has been a once in a century event. In particular, the impact which the last 12 to 15 months has had on the prospects, outcomes and attainment of children and young adults cannot be understated.
Figures released by UNESCO in January of this year highlighted that two thirds of an academic year had been lost on average worldwide, and with many countries experiencing further outbreaks or ‘waves‘ since then, this average is only likely to have risen. Although we are set to be made fully aware of the long-lasting impacts of this hiatus, if we are to continue educating children in the vein of “business as usual”, we will see a generation of children with lower lifetime earning potentials, career opportunities and consequently health outcomes.
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