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While the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge for educational systems worldwide, it also brought much needed attention to the importance of connectivity and the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning in an open schooling context. Some 3.6 billion people still have no access to the Internet and 250 million children are still out of school.

A new report published by the Broadband Commission looks into school connectivity and introduces a methodology and framework for mapping and connecting primary and secondary schools to the Internet.

The report is the result of a working group co-chaired by the ITU, UNESCO and UNICEF and aims to help governments, their partners and interested stakeholders to develop more holistic school connectivity plans.

Read more on UNESCO's website