ANKARA

While over 1.5 billion students worldwide have been deprived of face-to-face education due to the coronavirus lockdown, Turkey is the second country to start nationwide remote education.

According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, the novel coronavirus hampered education in 184 countries for over 1.5 billion students — 87% of students across the globe.

While many countries shut down schools in a bid to counter the outbreak, Turkey and China were among the few that commenced online or remote education initiatives.

Shortly after schools were shut down in Turkey, 18 million students began receiving online and TV school lessons

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