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12 July 2021

Pupil dropout rate in SA triples during the Covid-19 pandemic

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The pupil dropout rate in the country has tripled to about 750 000 throughout the pandemic – the highest in 20 years.

This was according to data in the latest National Income Dynamics Study-Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (Nids-Cram) presented by researchers on Thursday, which looked into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown on South African households.

The research was carried out by 30 researchers, across six local universities, as well as by the Human Sciences Research Council and the Department of Education.

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