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Authors: journalists Aymen Touihri and Haïfa Mzalouat

This report highlights the challenges faced by school authorities and personnel in Tunisia at the start of the 2020 academic year as a result of the pandemic. “We are currently making do with the bare minimum,” says Saida, an educational counsellor at a secondary school in the state of Jendouba, explaining how implementing COVID-19 health measures is near impossible. Overcrowded departments, infrastructure problems, and a lack of official information are impeding the efforts of pedagogical teams trying to do what they can with limited means.