We cannot predict what will happen over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, while learning from home remains the only option, the government ought to be providing realistic and caring support to learners and caregivers, that creates meaningful learning opportunities.

In this co-authored oped, members of Section27, Equal Education and Equal Education Law Centre detail the need for equitable support during school closures.

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