We’ll have to wait and see, but countries that have already reopened schools don’t show a huge trend break in new cases—though we note that those countries may have been better prepared than some which are about to reopen now, such as South Africa.
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With schools closed for hundreds of million students around the world, many have hoped that “edtech” can help keep children learning via internet, apps, and mobiles. A new database published by the EdTech Hub shows that though use of edtech products serving African countries has doubled in the last month, the total number of users is still very low, and most were viewers of one TV show. That, coupled with the fact that most firms come from just a few countries, suggests that edtech in Africa is far from maturity.