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    Benin: Backdoor privatisation of education under COVID-19

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    Although the Beninese public authorities have declared the closure of the country’s schools, pupils and teachers must nevertheless resume classes on 14 April. The public authorities have also taken the decision to recruit teaching staff through interim agencies, to which education unions strongly oppose.

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    Education International and global union partners call on international finance institutions to coordinate an urgent and equitable response to the COVID-19 crisis

    Education International

    In a statement released ahead of the (virtual) Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Global Unions including Education International have called on the international finance institutions (IFIs) to take action for economic stimulus, debt relief and healthcare.

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