By Eric Ziribagwa Ogott
Estimates suggest the economic cost of lost learning from the Covid-19 crisis will run into trillions of US dollars if corrective action is not urgently taken. While many other sectors
have rebounded when lockdowns eased, the damage to children’s education is likely to
reduce their wellbeing and productivity.
This consequently makes education disruption one of the biggest threats to medium-and long-term recovery unless governments act swiftly.
For children to learn and thrive, this further calls for urgent recovery efforts,
rethinking, and resetting education provision.
With the aid of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office – What Works Hub, Zizi Afrique Foundation is hosting a regional convening to talk about Foundational
Learning & Numeracy in Sub-Saharan Africa in association with the British Council, the Education Development Trust, Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP), and
Education Evidence for Action (EE4A). Academics, data producers, decision-makers, and scholars from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, and Sierra Leone will
be among the participants. Numerous representatives from African education ministries