Post COVID-19: Boys are underachieving educationally, says World Bank



By Adesina Wahab

The World Bank has said that  boys and men are underachieving educationally in some African and Middle East countries as the world gradually recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a report titled: What about the boys? Addressing underachievement of boys and men during and beyond the COVID pandemic, the bank listed areas where the trends were noticed to include: Low levels of participation in education, Low rates of education completion or graduation, and low student learning outcomes.It added that even high income countries know this all too well: no matter the grade or subject, boys have been underperforming in school compared to girls, and men have become less represented in higher education.

“It’s a phenomenon that has been acknowledged in the literature of many high-income countries for decades, and now increasingly observed among middle-income countries. With the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper