About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout
About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout

How the coronavirus deepens the classroom divide for China’s schoolchildren

  • Education authorities have ordered schools to conduct online lessons but the families of many rural pupils can’t afford to tap into cyberspace
  • Other parents must leave their sons and daughters unattended at home as they continue to go to the office

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout
About half the children at the Mata School in Zizhou county in Shaanxi province do not have access to online classes. Photo: Handout
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