Over one quarter of the children in Romania have no access to online education, reads a study conducted by Save the Children Romania. 28% of the children and 48% of the teachers in our country have no partial or total material resources needed in the online education.
The study’s authors have thus wanted to warn over the long-term dramatic consequences of restricting the access to education for vulnerable children.
“The social crisis is mostly affecting the vulnerable ones, and for children, restricting access to education has consequences that can be hardly corrected later. Not attending courses in school is not an option in any society, on the contrary, education must be protected amid this so difficult context”, said Gabriela Alexandrescu, executive president, Save the Children Romania.
According to the latest data provided by the National Institute of Statistics early this year, over 275,000 children aged from 7 to 17 did not attend school. At the same time, 28% of the children and 43% of the teachers in Romania do not have the necessary material resources for the online education.
The deficit for online education is 10% higher in the rural areas than in the urban areas and is over 10% higher in the primary schools than in high schools, reads the study that surveyed 915 schools in 40 counties.