Similarly, Guinea is introducing a number of distance learning programs using radio, TV as well as Mboore, an online platform where learners can follow courses.
Mory Sangaré, Guinea’s Minister of National Education and Literacy, stated “In the medium- and long-term, COVID-19 is an opportunity for us to recognize the very weakness of our capabilities to respond to emergency situations. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that we build the resilience of our educational systems and deal with public health dynamics.”
The Minister of Education of the Maldives, Aishath Ali, shared concerns about the possible losses in learning, increased dropout rates, students with special needs and lack of trained school counselors.
“For the next pandemic or natural disaster that upsets our school systems, let us be more resilient and prepared. Let us consolidate what we have learned so far from this pandemic and produce shared resources. Let us document what has worked in different countries and share the experiences.”