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Covid-19 disruptions may impact outcomes in Grade 12 up to 2031, says expert

It’s going to be a long road back for this year’s crop of pupils as next year’s lot wait in the wings while resources lessen in an economy on its knees. “We are in a two-year limbo period,” said education analyst and activist Papama Mnqandi. “There’s going to be two years of recovery at least, because remember, this is tied to the recovery of the economy as well. So they can say tomorrow the disease is over, the restrictions are lifted, but economic demand will have to be restarted. Then only after that will people begin to return to the…

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