OPEN LETTER: Urgent call for school dropout prevention plan

We, along with other civil society activists, have written an open letter to the Department of Basic Education urging it to come up with an effective dropout prevention plan for pupils.

Covid-19 school closures coupled with the economic shocks of the pandemic have exacerbated a dropout crisis long in the making. Now, more than ever, we need a coordinated national dropout prevention plan and an accelerated learning strategy attuned to the diverse needs of learners, particularly for literacy and numeracy.

Read the open letter on the Daily Maverick