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15 June 2021

Student survey: 13 000 youth share their COVID-19 challenges

The South African

Blade Nzimande has revealed startling findings following a survey on student difficulties during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Blade Nzimande, the Higher Education Minister, officially released the findings of the study titled:  The impact of COVID-19 on students in the post-school education and training sector on Monday – a few days before the country marks Youth Day on 16 June.

The study conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council and Higher Health surveyed students on their food security during the lockdown; their access to accommodation; their ability to undertake remote learning and the impact of their mental health during the various stages of lockdown.

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The South African

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