Maths worry

2008-08-12 00:00

MANY occupations are founded on the basis of competence in mathematics — which makes recent dismal statistics all the more alarming. For instance, South Africa is ranked only 120th for mathematics and science education, way behind Zimbabwe at 71. Less than five percent of matriculants pass maths on higher grade and only 21% on standard grade. Unsurprisingly, there is a dire shortage of trained and qualified maths teachers. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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