LISTEN: Making dropout a national priority

Zero Dropout Campaign Communications Lead Rahima Essop speaks to Talk Radio 702 host Aubrey Masango about why we need to make dropout a national priority, and the relationship between foundational literacy and dropout. Research shows that dropout comes at the end of a long journey of disengagement in which a learner is pushed or pulled away from school. Lagging behind academically is a strong predictor of dropout.