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Unisa community engagement initiative targets school underperformance

# The University of South Africa says it will broaden its project, Strengthening School Belonging among Urban High School Boys. It says school underperformance and high dropout rates create a pool of vulnerable youth. Unisa’s Shahieda Jansen says when boys underperform academically, they are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system or in graveyards. She adds with this project the university directly addresses a major local concern as well as a global problem.