Senior Consultant at EY
Bundit Kertbundit is a contributing columnist and writes about public policies.
In the wake of Covid-19, institutes of learning by the dozens have sealed their doors to shelter students from the disease. In the tally recorded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, as many as 193 countries locked down schools nationwide, unnerving almost 1.6 billion learners or 91% of the global student population.
In less than three months, the coronavirus disease has spread fast and furious, wreaking havoc across the country in ways unimaginable. Responding to the avalanche of threats, authorities have thrown down the gauntlet and rushed to open the spigots of support measures to keep society and the economy afloat.