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Tracking learners through school is our best bet against school dropout

All eyes are on those who concluded their matric finals last week, while far too little attention will be paid to the alarming number of learners who left school before Grade 12. In fact, adequate tracking of dropout at school level does not exist in South Africa. To ensure more children reach matric, we need […]

Posted on 9 Dec 2019 under Alerts, DGMT, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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Connecting with learners to keep them in school

For many learners, school can feel like a losing battle. We see this in the country’s low matric throughput rates – with only 40% of learners who start school going on to pass matric 12 years later[1]. Merle Mansfield of the Zero School Dropout Initiative asks what can be done now to give our learners […]

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Posted on 29 Mar 2019 under Alerts, DGMT, Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017, Young People.

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