UNICEF expresses concern over delayed start of the school year

In a press release issued by UNICEF in Kosovo, today expressed concern over the delayed start of the school year. 

“Primary and secondary schoolchildren in Kosovo are now completing their fourth week without access to education. UNICEF is deeply concerned with this delayed start of the school year, especially at a time when all efforts should be focused on making up for learning losses experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We are in a global learning crisis, with nearly two-thirds of 10-year-olds worldwide unable to read and understand a simple text, and continued deprivation of the right to education can have serious consequences on children’s educational attainment, mental health, and wellbeing.”

“We must put the best interests of children first and ensure they can return to education as soon as possible.”