A billion students are still hit by school closures in the world.

First published in August 2020.


Back to school season is just around the corner and that is the number of learners who still aren’t able to attend class (as of early August) due to the pandemic.

According to UNESCO, that figure represents 60.5% of all learners worldwide though it is an improvement on the 1.4 billion students kept out of school in mid March. At that point, there were national school closures in 138 countries and that has now fallen to 105.

Countries with country-wide or localized school closures (as of Aug 03, 2020). / Statista

[This piece was first published in Statista & written by Niall McCarthy, Data Journalist at Statista.]

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