Covid-19 pandemic has widened education gap, says expert

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How has the pandemic affected education in SA?
How has the pandemic affected education in SA?
Kayleen Morgan, News24

Social class and nationality are likely to be the two greatest factors affecting how pupils around the world have been educated during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an education expert.

Research by Fernando Reimers, a professor of international education at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, has shown that Covid-19 and online learning may have undone progress made in creating equal access to education.

But the education crisis has also brought with it an opportunity to reset the education system.

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