Reducing the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in higher education: A call for action to the international community
The unfolding challenges and opportunities differentially affect students, instructors, administrators and institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequalities in higher education by reducing flexibility and mobility, constraining access to resources, and limiting in-person development opportunities.
In this context, the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Global Young Academy (GYA), issue a communiqué entitled “Reducing the impact of COVID-19 on inequalities in higher education: A call for action to the international community”, highlighting some of the most pressing challenges for higher education globally, and propose solutions to mitigate the further entrenchment of inequalities.
It concludes with recommendations to university administrators, policymakers, research funding agencies, and academies on priority actions to harness the lessons learnt during the pandemic to reduce the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on higher education systems.
It is pertinent to mention that Prof. Manzoor Soomro is one of the reviewer of the Communiqué.
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