/ 21 January 2021

Pandemic hobbles learners’ futures

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Left behind: A 2016 study found 78% of South African grade four learners could not read for meaning. This existing crisis is deepened during lockdowns, when learners’ schooling is severely disrupted, leading parents and teachers to worry about the long-term implications of absence from school. (PeopleImages)
South African schools have yet to open for the 2021 academic year and experts are sounding the alarm over lost learning time, especially in the crucial grades one and 12

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