March 11, 2021
9-11AM EST / 2-4PM GMT
Webinar, Ghana

COVID-19 and its associated school closures present significant challenges for Ghana’s education system. Ghanaian children were out of school from March 2020 until January 2021, losing out on the hours of learning that the structured school setting presents along with other benefits such as the school feeding program. Under the present conditions, research and data offer guidance to inform the reopening of schools.

On March 11, 2021, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) hosted this webinar presented emerging data on the effects of COVID-19 on education in Ghana.


  • Elisabetta AurinoResearch Fellow, Department of Economics and Public Policy, Imperial College London
  • Sharon WolfAssistant Professor, Human Development and Quantitative Methods, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania


  • Cynthia Bosumtwi-SamPolicy Advisor, Innovations for Poverty Action Ghana; Former Executive Secretary, National Inspectorate Board, Ministry of Education, Ghana

Watch the webinar recording below:



Learning in COVID Times: Effects of COVID-19 on Students’ Learning Inequalities
Elisabetta Aurino, Sharon Wolf