Supporting Indigenous Students during COVID-19 (29-09-20)

Supporting Indigenous Students during COVID-19

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all local universities and technical institutes in this region have been forced to close and transition to exclusively virtual-format classes. This change presents unique challenges for students from Indigenous communities, who often have insufficient resources to cover expenses such as a laptop or tablet.

Challenges like these can be ruinous for the academic careers of Indigenous students, who already face numerous other social, cultural, and economic barriers in pursuing higher education. Consequently, the majority of these students are facing the prospect of having to drop out of school.

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