A survey on how Covid-19 impacted on the education and learning of young people in higher education has revealed that a majority of them suffered from mental health and also that others had difficulties communicating with their institutions while at home. The survey titled, Social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) Sector in South Africa was released by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on Monday.
The survey looked at 13 119 students from universities, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, community colleges and private higher education institutions and was done by Higher Health and the Human Sciences Research Council. Higher Health is a health, wellness and development agency of the department of higher education, science and innovation.
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