The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the inequalities in SA’s higher education sector into sharp relief, with students attending Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) colleges reporting far greater disruption to learning than their counterparts at historically wealthier institutions, according to a survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).  

Less than 40% of students attending TVET colleges reported their institutions provided online learning during SA’s first lockdown, imposed by the government in response to the country's Covid-19 outbreak in March 2020. By contrast, 80% of university students said they were offered online tuition when their institutions were forced to stop in-person teaching...

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