Like many parents today, Angelina Jolie is adjusting to schools being closed.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect millions of people around the world, most of the academic institutions have understandably closed and moved to online as part of social distancing.
In a new interview, the actress and mother said her son’s school, Yonsei University, is temporarily closed as well.
Like many other students today, Maddox Jolie-Pitt is genuinely looking forward to attending when the pandemic ends.
“I could not be happier about Mad’s choice of university. It is of course closed at the moment because of the pandemic. But he’s not transferring school,” Angie shared with the outlet. “He’ll be going back as soon as things settle. He’s using the time to focus on his Korean and Russian studies.”
Jolie also pointed out that almost a billion young people globally are out of education.
Because of that, some students are going to struggle to adjust and get back into the classroom.
“Being suddenly out of school and cut off from friends is hard for anyone, but in some countries, if a young person’s education is interrupted in this way, they may never be able to go back, because they have to go to work or face other pressures,” she explained. “Some children depend on the school to get one meal a day that can help them survive extreme poverty. Other young people may be more vulnerable to abuse or domestic violence. So there’s an urgent need to help young people to continue their education, through distance learning, for example, to ensure they able to get their qualifications and that they get the other kinds of support they need.”