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29 June 2021

Social conversations Counting the cost of lost schooling in South Africa – Dr Vijay Reddy on SAfm


A year ago, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we predicted that school closures in South Africa would result in learning losses. A loss of contact learning time would lead to lower educational outcomes, and the losses would be higher in no-fee schools (serving children from low income families) than in fee-paying schools.

Now we can update how much contact teaching time was lost in 2020 and make an “informed speculation” on the amount of learning loss based on changes in test scores between 2019 and 2020.

Guest: Dr Vijay Reddy -Distinguished Research Specialist Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa

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