/ 1 July 2022

THE UNITED Nations and the UN Children’s Fund urged countries to transform education to ensure that children continue their learning amid the pandemic.

The UN said that the health crisis hampered  the delivery of education thus it is necessary to introduce improvements to address the situation.

On the other hand, UNICEF said that world leaders need to act to protect the future of children.

“Imagine if every sentence looked like this [scrammbled spelling] to you. That’s the reality of 471 million primary school-aged children who are unable to read and understand a simple text,” UNICEF said in a statement.

“World leaders need to take action now. By tackling the global learning crisis during Covid-19, we can protect every child’s future,” it added.

The UN organized an education summit in Paris held from June 28 to 30 to tackle action plans along with stakeholders.