The world is dealing with an unprecedented well being emergency. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to high school closures in 13 nations across the globe, disrupting the schooling of 290.5 million college students.
Educators and their unions are working to offer college communities with correct and up-to-date info from the World Well being Organisation on the very best preventive measures that can hold the virus from spreading. In the meantime, our colleagues in increased schooling and analysis are working tirelessly to discover a vaccine for COVID-19.
We name upon governments to take concrete measures to make sure the well being and security of scholars and schooling employees.
Governments should assess the state of affairs of their nations and reply in an efficient and proportionate manner with a purpose to comprise the outbreak. Whereas college environments will be conducive to contagion and short-term shut downs of schooling services are vital in some circumstances, we urge governments to take measures to minimise the affect of the outbreak on the standard of schooling offered to the tens of millions of scholars residing in affected areas.