There is cause to celebrate the learners who matriculated in spite of the additional obstacles the pandemic threw in their path. However, the whereabouts and welfare of those who dropped out are just as important. And this urgently needs to become a national priority, argues the Zero Dropout Campaign.
South Africa must do away with the “strong obsession” of equating the matric pass rate with the health of the country’s education system, argued the programme director of the Zero Dropout Campaign, Merle Mansfield.
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