Data for: IMPACT OF SARS-CoV-2 AND ITS REVERBERATION IN THE GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM AND MENTAL HEALTH
UNESCO estimates that closure of education institutions due to the pandemic has affected half of the students around the world – 890 million in 114 countries. Although the temporary closure of schools as a result of health and other crises is not new, the global scale and speed of the current educational interruption are unfortunately incomparable and, if prolonged, may cause psychic pain and suffering at different levels. Colleges are being forced to consider preventive measures in a large range to keep students and teachers healthy, as well as to create plans for when infections are materialized on their campus. Coronavirus has brought an important and urgent discussion in the educational level that affects mental health, when online and distant education issues are discussed – these themes have been little explored, and their results have not been validated yet.