All harm, no benefit: only result of school closures is 750,000 dropouts
Experts say Covid-19 had no impact, yet a year of learning has been lost and the dropout rate is at a 20-year high
Three quarters of a million children have dropped out of school in SA since the pandemic began in March last year.
Those who haven’t dropped out have lost a year of learning due to lost school days since then.
Yet schools being open, shut or on rotational timetables has made no impact on general Covid-19 infection rates and teacher deaths...