Impact of Covid-19 on the right to education In Kenya

On March 15, 2020, the Kenyan government abruptly closed all schools and colleges nationwide in response to COVID-19, disrupting nearly17 million learners countrywide. The closure of institutions not only affected learners and teachers but it also brought forth numerous economic and social issues, including interrupted and loss of learning, education exclusion, homelessness, nutrition and economic crisis, childcare challenges and increase in teenage pregnancy cases, financial cost implication to households, and sexual exploitation among others.

Date: 
1 أيلول (سبتمبر) 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education: concerns, challenges and opportunities - Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

In this report, the Special Rapporteur commends the efforts made by Governments, who were under harsh pressure, to preserve human lives while facing scientific uncertainties. 

Statement: New report highlights potential of the Abidjan Principles to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education

Joint statement made by GI-ESCR and the Right to Education Initiative at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2020 welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the right to education.