As the Coronavirus pandemic rages on, it leaves behind trails of destruction; especially when it comes to healthcare and economy. But the global education sector has also been severely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. According to the UN, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced school closures in 191 countries, affecting at least 1.5 billion students and 63 million primary and secondary teachers. Parents, teachers, and students are all struggling to cope with homeschooling, as the industry was not equipped with the necessary digital infrastructure and the curriculum was not digital-ready. This is where edtech startups such as Squla can come into play; its parent company Futurewhiz just acquired its German counterpart Scoyo.
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Amsterdam-based Squla is an online learning platform that offers interactive educational tools for primary school pupils in the Netherlands and Poland. It is a subsidiary of Dutch-based online education company Futurewhiz, which is also the parent company of WRTS.