Jakarta ● Thu, December 1, 2022
Among the dire repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia is the deepening of a long-existing problem for the region: the deficiencies and disparity of its education systems.
Some countries, mostly high-earning ones, dealt with the sudden shift to online learning with much swiftness. Meanwhile, its developing neighbors limped their way through the shocking transition – a shortcoming that will cost ASEAN billions of dollars over the next decade through a decline in both skilled and unskilled labor.
A May estimate from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) brought some gloomy forecasts for the region: a gross domestic product (GDP) decline of 1.37 to 3.27 percent for the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam in the next ten years due to school closures.
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