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65% lower-middle-income countries slashed education budgets after Covid-19 outbreak: World Bank



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Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank.

UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring report compilation

The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO”s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“In order to understand the short-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample

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The Latest: Cambodia shuts schools after rare outbreak

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia’s Education Ministry has ordered all state schools to close until the start of the next school year in January after a rare local outbreak of the coronavirus.

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron issued a statement late Sunday saying that all schools will be shut to prevent students from being infected. Public schools will remain closed until until Jan. 11, the start of the next school year, while private schools must close for two weeks, he said.

Students in private schools will be permitted to study online.

Cambodian officials said over the weekend that a family

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