VIDEO: Getting our learners back to school

Newzroom Afrika host Stephen Grootes speaks to Rahima Essop, Head of Communications and Advocacy for the Zero Dropout Campaign about getting learners back to school. Before the pandemic, some estimates suggest that around 300 000 young people left the schooling system each year. However, the Covid-19 school closures, together with the economic shocks of lockdown, have amplified the disruptions that typically lead to dropout, increasing the likelihood that many learners will not return to class.

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