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The expert assessed the impact of the pandemic coronavirus education

The consequences of the pandemic will have long term impact on education that requires a review of work in this area, the head of the educational projects of world Bank in Russia Tigran Shmis.

"It's a double crisis: the educational associated with the closure of schools, and the General economic crisis, which also affects the education sector," he said during an online webinar in the series "Education under COVID-19: problems, solutions, prospects and research" school of Economics and the world Bank "How the school system needs to prepare for life in the new reality (post-Covid-19)".

In particular, the closure of educational institutions in connection with the pandemic leads to interruption or slowing of educational processes and the growth of inequality in this sphere, said SMIC. He added that the crisis affects the students themselves: they are worse fed, worsening their psychological state and increases vulnerability. Economic crisis leads to a loss of students increased the use of child labor, and parents reduce the cost of education of children, the expert said.

The expert stressed that in the long run, all this leads to a reduction in human capital, a further rise in poverty because of a smaller number of qualified professionals and the growing social unrest.

To overcome these consequences, it was necessary in the short term contribute to continued learning, especially for low-income students, he said. In the medium term, in his opinion, should ensure proper funding of the education sector; in the long run to achieve sustainability in this area. "We need to ensure a sustainable recovery of education, including considering the increased potential of distance learning and its enhanced techniques", he said.