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How ‘traumatised’ students drowned their Fees Must Fall sorrows

Fees Must Fall protests drove medical students to drink. Literally

Khanyisa Tyelela

Fees Must Fall protests drove medical students to drink. Literally. This is according to a study at the University of the Free State (UFS).

A third of trainee doctors started drinking more as protests reached their height in 2016, the study found, and three-quarters said their academic performance suffered.

“There was a tendency towards poorer performance and more failures the next year,” said researchers, who reported their findings in the July edition of the South African Medical Journal (http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/12644/8893)...

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