Low quintile schools hardest hit by pandemic

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The pandemic has seen a loss of learning at many schools, but none so much as at the schools that service the poorer communities.

This is according to research provided by NGOs supported by Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company’s (FEM) Education Foundation (FEMEF).

Thozama Njobe from Funda Wande, an NGO that FEMEF supports, said that according to research, between March 2020 and June 2021 most primary school pupils in SA lost a full year of learning, relative to the 2019 cohort.

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