Covid-19: South Sudan weighs costs of keeping schools shut

Lab technicians in South Sudan
Photo credit: File | Afp

What you need to know:

  • The country closed public schools three months ago to fight the pandemic that has infected 2322 people and killed 46 so far.
  • Officials insist schools will remain closed indefinitely yet details came forth of a possible mental and physical toll on children staying at home. 
  • South Sudan’s primary school enrolment rate dropped from 90 in 2011 to 72.9 in 2015, according to the World Bank.



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