In response to the COVID – 19 pandemic and global school closures, the United
Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently called on
governments and donors to prioritize education for all children, and asked
decision-makers to assess how learning and wellbeing can best be supported
in each context – classroom-based instruction and remote learning.
UNICEF has released a framework for reopening schools and has mandated
To prepare for future rounds of school closing.
To strengthen teaching and learning where closures remain in effect.
To supplement instructional hours with a hybrid classroom model where schools may be operating on partial or otherwise adapted schedules.
The framework for reopening schools has emphasised upon HOST eLearning
Returning to Campus in a Strategic Way
Maintaining less students in the school is important to maintain safe school operations and mitigate risks through social distancing, sanitizing the premises, maintaining hygiene
Authorities are considering reopening schools in rotational shifts, staged approach, and
What does this mean?
HOST eLearning involves 20% of the students to be in the physical classroom while rest would be attending the same classes via remote teaching.
Staged approach involves returning of students and staff to the campus in a smallergroup, like 20%, 50% and if things go well, 100%.