MOSCOW, April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — What has changed in society in the last year, since all nurseries, schools, and universities in 192 countries were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? According to data from the World Bank, it has affected more than 90% of all pupils and students in the world: almost 1.6 billion children of various ages. Investment into education has decreased. As Mathieu Brossard, Chief of Education of UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti, recently stated at the EdHeroes Forum, 75% of pupils in the world are not getting the education that they did previously, due to a lack of internet or electricity. The social and economic consequences will be long lasting: a reduction in the quality and availability of education, productivity, and salaries.


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