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Ireland Covid-19: The Schools of Madagascar Close their doors

08:25  16 april  2021
08:25  16 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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 Coronavirus: Blanquer denounces a cyber attack on the device This Tuesday, the students have resumed with difficulty distance education, following the closure of the schools announced by Emmanuel Macron last week © AFP Jean-Michel Blanquer on March 4, 2021 in Paris. Distanciel - This Tuesday, students have resumed with difficulty distance education, following the closing of schools announced by Emmanuel Macron last week Chaotic debut for school at home on Tuesday.

On March 4th, UNESCO Madagascar presented the results of the study "Analysis of Out-of- School Children Data and the Impact of the COVID - 19 Pandemic in Madagascar ," conducted within the framework of the Global Out-of- School Children Initiative (OOSCI), for the UNESCO Institute for With 258 million children, adolescents and youth out of school worldwide, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), many countries are still struggling with the lack of education. In response to this situation, UIS has launched five country studies, including one in Madagascar - a country where

Tested positive for COVID - 19 , or have been tested and are waiting for their results. Travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days. Identified as a close contact of a confirmed case or outbreak. If a student or staff member is confirmed to have COVID - 19 , and were potentially infectious while they were at school : Public health will perform an investigation to determine if there were any potential close contacts within the school . Learning groups and staff who have interacted with the learning group may be asked to stay home while public health completes their investigation.

(illustration) Une salle de classe à Antananarivo, Madagascar, avril 2020 © AP - Alexander Joe (Illustration) A classroom in Antananarivo, Madagascar, April 2020

in Madagascar, the schools of the entire island turn off. A decision taken in the Council of Ministers Wednesday night to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In recent weeks, the country has been facing a second wave of contaminations at COVID-19, more virulent and more murderer than the first. A decision that relieves parents and professors of the areas most affected by COVID-19, but the risks of school dropout also worry.

With our correspondent in Antananarivo, Laetitia Bezain

in the capital, a primary school and a college have been transformed into a care center for the patients with COVID-19 during the Easter holidays. The Great Island records 30.207 cases, including 527 deaths (figures from this Thursday night). While the students had to resume the school path on Monday, April 19 after a prolonged Easter vacation, the closing of the institutions continues for at least fifteen days.

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 34% of the old COVID patients have neurological or psychiatric disorders © Copyright 2021, Obs according to a British study, coronavirus would have important impacts on patient mental health, ranging from anxiety to Stroke or dementia for some. The confinement is not the only to play on the mental health individuals in times of crisis. One in three who overcame COVID-19 had an diagnosis of neurological or psychiatric disorders within six months of the infection, according to the biggest study to date on the mental balance of old patients. Coronavirus.

One year into the COVID - 19 pandemic, close to half the world’s students are still affected by partial or full school closures , and over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading as a result of the health crisis. UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the impact of school closures , address learning losses and adapt education systems, particularly for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. To mobilize and support learning continuity, UNESCO has established the Global Education Coalition which today counts 160 members working

Schools across the South and Midwest are back in session, with some reporting outbreaks of Covid - 19 that have forced them to temporarily move online or to quarantine large numbers of students and teachers. But be careful about jumping to far-reaching conclusions: Many school outbreaks have taken place in viral hot spots like Georgia, in districts where class sizes have not been significantly reduced and mask wearing The Cherokee County School District in Georgia said Sunday that it would close a third high school because of an outbreak of the virus after 25 students tested positive, NBC reports.

This decision to close schools reassures Christian, Tananarivian and father of two children. "We are worried every day; At school there are many people so the fact that the Easter holidays are prolonged reassuring me. The government must find measures to support public structures especially because there are schools that can not afford parents to (take charge) education ". Continue

Teachers contacted in the capital are also relieved by this decision but fear a break in learning, remote teaching devices being almost non-existent.

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a disconnected measure of the reality of certain regions, little affected by the COVID-19, deplores Joela Velonjara, professor of Mathematics at the public high school of Maroantsetra, in the north-east of the country. "We are puzzled! He testifies on the phone when the relevance of this decision as long as the past school year has already experienced "gaps" and that in the region there are no internet connections to allow teaching remotely.

The closure of the schools last year affected more than 7 million Malagasy children, according to UNICEF statistics. The country closed its schools for five months in 2020.

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