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Education in Colombia

Like the rest of the world, Colombia was hit hard by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and had to close its schools. More than nine million elementary and secondary school children were forced to learn from home via educational radio and television broadcasts, or online—in the case of wealthy households that had access to the internet and digital devices. Higher education enrollments were expected to decline significantly because of the loss of income—by as much as 50 percent by some estimates. Economically, social distancing measures and shocks like collapsing prices for crude oil, Colombia’s most important export product, threatened to reverse the country’s recent economic gains.