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Pandemic cost us five years of training, says Lesufi

The COVID-19 pandemic has cost the training system five years of educating and studying, in response to the Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi, and the disaster must be handled earlier than it delivers extra catastrophe.

The MEC informed the media that South African learners in public colleges are at excessive danger of by no means ending faculty, and the continued time waste from related leaders may create extra injury than what has already taken place.



SA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TO BLAME FOR EDUCATION FAILURES

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Lefusi stated September 2020 confirmed a loss of at least two years of education, and consequently of South Africa’s disappointing struggle in opposition to COVID-19, the training system has now lost three extra years.

“Last year, during this period, the month of September, we anticipated that we’ve lost three years of schooling,” he stated through eNCA.

“We got a new report last week, with the national minister saying that three years has been extended to five years. It is a catastrophe that we need to avoid. The country can’t afford that,” he added.

SEPTEMBER 2020 WAS TWO YEARS LOST

According to a examine by the National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-CRAM), a staggering 650,000 to 750,000 kids dropped out of faculty within the final faculty year through the pandemic.

Additional experiences additional declare that top charges of drop-outs have at all times been a serious setback in Mzansi pre-COVID-19. The problem outcomes from points reminiscent of unhealthy marks, failing grades, incompetent educating, and dangerous faculty environments. Another key issue is socioeconomic circumstances that stem from excessive poverty and poor social buildings.

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