A total of 245 schools are being closed after covid-19 cases are detected as Mongolian Government decides to keep facilities open to in-person learning. The closures affect more than 43 thousand pupils who are now taking online classes from home.
Furthermore, over 31 thousand students and 2078 teachers are being quarantined after coming in contact with someone who was COVID-positive.
According to Ministry of Education and Science, over 90 percent of teachers and students above age 12 have vaccinated against covid-19.
Each child in Mongolia must attend school for 165-180 days. However, due to the pandemic, pupils received only classes for 80 days in 2020; this has resulted in 70-80 percent of students falling seriously behind. Furthermore, 174 thousand students failed to learn in online classes due to there being no internet, smartphones or televisions.