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15 Jun 2021

Study Shows TVET Students Suffered Most During Lockdown

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A study done by the Human Sciences Research Council showed that TVET College students suffered immensely when the country was placed under heavy lockdown. The lockdown saw students forced to stay at home and adjust to online learning.

TVET College students need a great rescue and have always been left in the shadows. The National Lockdown has made this even worse with a study done by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) revealing some distressing statistics. On Monday morning, the HSRC presented the results of a study on the impact of Covid-19 on students in the higher education sector, at CPUT’s Bellville Campus.

Prof Sibusiso Sifunda, Chief Researcher at the HSRC, said that during the lockdown period, only 38% of TVET students were able to learn through an online learning programme and that 15% of students did not have access to the internet.

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