Keeping schools open: Covid lessons learnt
The latest evidence suggests that keeping schools open is crucial for social equity
As the Covid-19 pandemic spread, schools around the world were closed in an attempt to limit contagion. In SA, this did not just cost pupils learning time, it also resulted in an increase in child hunger.
These, and other effects of the pandemic on children, have been documented by three waves of the Nids-Cram survey. Using data from November/December, we can provide updates on school attendance, parental concerns, health risks and the recovery of school feeding programmes...