LISTEN: Four out of ten learners who start school will drop out before reaching matric

Dropout is rarely about a single event. It follows a long process of disengagement caused by disruptions to learning, which is why anything that hampers teaching and learning, such as the lack of access to resources and infrastructure problems, can elevate the risk of school dropout.

Zero Dropout Campaign Programme Director Merle Mansfield speaks with SAfm host Michelle Constant about push-out and pull-out factors that cause disengagement and eventual dropout.