LISTEN: We need to start monitoring and tracking dropout intentionally

Merle Mansfield, Programme Director of the Zero Dropout Campaign, speaks to Smile FM host, Stephen Stringer, about the need for improved learner-level data collection and monitoring following the address by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule at the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) ministerial briefing.

This is because high-quality administrative data can be used to track the overall health and functioning of our schooling system, learner progress, grade repetition and dropout.