Since the inception of nationwide lockdown, Sekhukhune times interviewed various students from Sekhukhune district whom studies at various institutions across the country to understand how the covid-19 pandemic affects their studies.

Olga Mashaba (Wits student studying forensic science and technology)

“I am a third year student, studying forensic science and technology and I use lot of the internet to download tutorial videos. But I have challenge because studying is less effective because we do not have anyone to explain when we do not understand something. Libraries are closed and I can’t study at home because of all the noise and disturbance. Data is very expensive,”

Lucy Kekana (TUT student studying Human Resources Management)

“Well to start off, everything was going well until lockdown. As we speak I have lot of pending assignments and tests. The only way to stay focused is to make use of past question papers and other useful study materials to stay ahead of the game,”

Nenniva Jijita (UL student studying Bachelor of Education)

“Self-studying is hard especially when you don’t have all the text books. Lockdown started when we were still waiting to receive other textbooks. I have to complete six modules but have written only one test. We are running behind on syllabus, and the time wasted will never be regained,”

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