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Children attending an educational institution

11.3 million children in South Africa are of school-going age. Reported attendance rates are high but drop off as children get older. Nearly 300,000 children of school-going age do not attend school.

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Children living far from the nearest school

School attendance rates are very high despite the fact that many children have to travel long distances to get to school.

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Progress through school grades

Age-appropriate grade progression is a way of measuring schooling outcomes. Grade progression is fairly good in the foundation phase but drops off by Grade 9.

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Access to early childhood learning programmes

This indicator shows the number and percentage of children aged 5 - 6 years who are reported to be attending an educational facility such as an ECD centre or group learning programme.

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Youth not in employment, education or training (NEETs)

Nationally, the number of young people not in education, training or employment has remained consistently high over the last decade.

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