COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa: monitoring impacts on learning outcomes; Burundi report

Organisation(s): UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Australian Council for Educational Research; Global Partnership for Education

Publisher(s): UNESCO Institute for Statistics

Date: 2022

Pages: 15 p.


Six African countries participated in the COVID-19: Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes (MILO) project in 2021 - Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal and Zambia. The MILO study was designed to provide information on the impact of the pandemic on learning outcomes. In this report on the MILO results for Burundi, sampling outcomes are first provided, including a comparison of key characteristics of the Burundi populations participating in 2019 and 2021 assessments. Next, the learning outcomes in reading and mathematics are presented for Burundi, for boys, girls and for all participants. This report provides the achievement outcomes by explicit strata, showing achievement results by subregion. Subsequently, the contexts of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic are first presented, including at the national education system level, school level and student level. Finally, the report concludes with a discussion of the outcomes and recommendations for strengthening the resilience of the education system. The MILO Main Report (UIS & ACER, 2022) complements this Burundi report. It provides more detail on the MILO project background and instruments and provides the cognitive and contextual results for all six countries that participated in the MILO project.

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