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UKZN staffer investigates schooling experiences of high school learners affected by polygamy

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Mrs Melodius Sazise Ndlovu graduates from UKZN with her Masters in Education.
Mrs Melodius Sazise Ndlovu graduates from UKZN with her Masters in Education.

Mrs Melodius Sazise Ndlovu graduated with a master’s in education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for her research that investigated the schooling experiences of high school learners who are directly or indirectly affected by polygamy. The focus was to find the voice of the child regarding polygamy as a marriage system.

Ndlovu’s study found a number of parental problems which impacted on children’s well-being, which included issues related to child abuse, neglect and child abandonment.