# In other countries : The Ministry of Education on Sunday said that at least 10,000 children in South Africa have dropped out of school since the onset of the corona virus infection that severely affected schools.
Public schools are closed again for short periods of time – with a late start to the 2021 academic year – and most students are still able to attend classes only in rotation to avoid crowds.
According to preliminary figures from the Department of Basic Education (DBE), class interruptions will affect school attendance by less than 10,000 children between the ages of 7 and 14 enrolled in school in 2021.
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Admission was 25,000 lower than expected for children between the ages of four and six.
“Unprecedented closures of our schools and unforeseen disruptions in teaching and learning have lost profits over the past 20 years,” Motsekka told a news conference.
Poor rural areas and cities with low internet access have been severely affected.
“Learning would not be possible without teachers, especially children from disadvantaged communities,” DBE researcher Martin Gustafson told a news conference.
He said elementary school children only have an average of three days a week in class and have already missed half of the learning they expected this year.
The country most affected by Govt-19 on the South African continent, which already has more than 2.7 million cases and more than 81,000 deaths.
The country, which had been in a recession before the epidemic, became one of the world’s toughest regulators in March 2020.
The vaccination campaign began in February with difficulty. The country has so far vaccinated more than 14% of its 59 million population.