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SA youth need support to stay in the classroom and break cycle of poverty

High school dropout rate has dire consequences to the country's future

The national priority of educating the youth of SA is under threat if the unacceptably high rate of school dropout continues unabated.

According to a report from the recent National Income Dynamics Study – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (Nids-Cram) data, on the number of children who have not returned to school in 2021, between 650,000 and 750,000 dropped out in the last school year during the pandemic. ..

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