The Impacts of the Pandemic on Mozambican Elementary Education

  • Hélder Pires Amâncio Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC
  • Vera Fátima Gasparetto Eduardo Mondlane University
Keywords: Elementary education, COVID-19, impacts, Mozambique


The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to change their ways of living abruptly. It had a visceral impact on the world economy. African countries felt exceptionally and profoundly the pandemic crisis because of budget deficits to invest in public services sectors such as education. This article deals with the impacts of the pandemic on Mozambican elementary education. We argue that it is necessary to balance the approaches, which are neither pessimistic nor optimistic. We recognize that the pandemic unveils and worsens severe problems undermined but visible in the country’s daily life. But it also opens new challenges and opportunities for postponed changes, enabling the construction and implementation of other worlds and other necessary and creative ways of organizing and conducting educational activities. Under these critical terms and directions, we intend to reflect here.


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eISSN: 1024-0969