The Department of Basic Education has published new data on the drop-out rate at South African schools and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a parliamentary presentation on Tuesday (6 October), the department said that critics typically compare grade 1 enrolments to National Senior Certificate (matric) passes in the November examinations and arrive at drop-out figures of between 37% and 42%.

Visit the official COVID-19 government website to stay informed: sacoronavirus.co.za

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