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15 June 2021

Covid-19: Survey finds 65% of students reported psychological distress in 2020

Daily Maverick

On Monday, 14 June, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Blade Nzimande released the findings of a study on the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) Sector. The release of the findings comes days ahead of the 45th commemoration of Youth Day in South Africa. 

The study, conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Higher Health, the Higher Education and Training health, wellness and development centre surveyed more than 13,000 students from universities, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training (CET) colleges across the country. 

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