Are Schools in India Ready to Support Students During COVID-19?

Education
Policy paper

In March 2020, schooling for students enrolled in both public and private schools was brought to a grinding halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. To address the impact of the pandemic on the lives of these students, and to understand whether schools are prepared with adequate support systems to address their students' needs, Young Lives interviewed 183 principals (head teachers) from 116 government and 67 private schools in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India.

This policy brief analyses the survey findings and provides specific policy recommendations. It is part of a series of outputs based on the Young Lives COVID-19 survey of head teachers conducted in India and Ethiopia as part of the Gendered Young Lives: Opportunities, Learning and Positive Development research programme.