The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Public School Education

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Public School Education

By Accountability Initiative
Centre for Policy Research
20 January 2021

This brief presents some of the key effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on India’s public school education, focussing specifically on children. It begins with a discussion of the pre-pandemic status of school education and key policy shifts over the past few years, and provides an overview of the principal issues arising from the pandemic and the resulting school closures. It then offers potential policy suggestions to address these challenges, and thereby ensuring quality education to all children.