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UNICEF Education COVID-19 Case Study

Viet Nam – The digital transformation accelerated by COVID-19

Publication Date: 2020-10-07

Author(s): UNICEF


When school holidays in Viet Nam were indefinitely extended in early February because of COVID-19, the education of more than 21 million children was disrupted. The Ministry of Education and Training, together with UNICEF, accelerated its prepandemic efforts on the digital transformation of its education system and quickly moved to online teacher training and learning platforms – Microsoft Teams and Viettel – to keep children learning during the long three months that schools were closed. The move online brought a renewed urgency to digital learning, underscoring the country’s stark digital divide. 

Publisher/Organisation: UNICEF


Keywords: Digital education; Covid-19