In India, 320 million children have been affected by school closures caused by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Online classes do not factor in the country’s digital divide where 16% females have Internet access, compared to 36% males, according to the National Sample Survey 2017-18. This gap can sometimes have tragic consequences as in Kerala where a 14-year-old girl, a merit scholar, committed suicide when she couldn’t access her online classes.

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https://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/how-covid-19-has-set-back-the-education-of-girls/story-375SHVyWQE3ahuYZAxZZmN.html