School literacy a casualty of COVID-19 - Expert

File: Globally, the literature on the impact of the pandemic on education highlights learning losses and decreased attainment scores as a result of school closures, widening of pre-existing education disparities and wiping out of learning gains made over time. (eNCA\Screenshot)

JOHANNESBURG - The pre-existing crisis at primary schools in reading and numeracy will be made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic come 2022.

An educational specialist says because of rotational attendance, many pupils will not be ready to progress to the next grade.

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