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Published 27.06.2020 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Inclusion,
Published 26.06.2020 18:57
In Chile, students without classes because of the pandemic receive a food basket.
The National Board of School Aid and Scholarships has already delivered 6 million food baskets lunch. Help will continue as long as classes are suspended.
Lockdown, ,
Published 25.06.2020 08:48
In Tanzania the president has ordered that all schools should reopen.
President John Pombe Magufuli has ordered schools across the country to reopen on the 29th of June 2020. Schools were closed in March in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. The order to reopen comes after Magufuli declared the country to be “free of Covid-19.” The WHO has…
Health, ,
Published 23.06.2020 13:35
In South Africa some schools have been shut down after pupils and teachers test positive for Covid-19.
31 schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa were shut down on the 11th of June after 20 people tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Education explained that the schools will be closed while the department works on disinfecting and contact tracing. This closure comes three days after…
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 16:35
In Chile, the Ministry of Education has created a working group to prevent school dropout during the pandemic.
The group brings together education specialists who must review the measures already implemented to prevent students from leaving school and adapt them to the context of the pandemic. Experts should also come up with ideas to identify the challenges o stfudents at risk.
Health,
Published 12.06.2020 10:10
In Singapore, schools reopened with most students combining online learning and classes in school.
Teachers and students will need to wear masks or face shields, with their temperature taken daily. Wipe-down routines will continue.
Lockdown,
Published 11.06.2020 13:48
In Argentina, a teacher uses a radio station to broadcast classes into an indigenous community.
Teacher Miriam Lera works at the bilingual intercultural primary school Claudia Vélez de Cano, located in Amaicha del Valle, a diaguita-calchaquí indigenous community in the province of Tucumán. Miriam created the program “Educando desde la radio” on community radio Los Amaichas so that 270 children could continue studying during quarantine…
Inclusion, Lockdown,
Published 09.06.2020 18:07
In Brazil, public schools are using radio stations to teach students during quarantine.
Schools are broadcasting their lessons to help students who do not have access to the internet at home or do not have a computer. In Maranhão, for example, students can listen to classes on Timbira radio, a public broadcaster in the northeastern state. Classes are also available in podcast format…
Lockdown,
Published 08.06.2020 16:45
How the Amazon region, hardest-hit by coronavirus, resumed lessons with classrooms closed
When the coronavirus reached the country, Amazonas has become one of the hardest-hit regions. It was crucial to close schools to stop the pandemic. Within less than a week after the official decision to suspend in-person classes, students were able to resume their schooling. Even though this enormous, jungle-flanked state was poorly prepared for the virus, it already had enough TV lessons for students in all grade levels and subjects, including math, social studies, and science.
Lockdown,
Published 10.06.2020 17:40
Denmark became the first country in Europe to reopen primary schools, nurseries and kindergartens after five weeks of lockdown.
Denmark introduced new comprehensive measure to tackle the pandemic. Starting in mid-April, the country welcomed its students back with hand washing stations and extra sinks. Inside the school, classrooms were divided so that desks could be at the recommended two-metre distance. Teaching timetables were changed to keep to small groups…

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