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WATCH: SA scholars among world's worst performers in maths, science

05 December, 12:28 PM

South Africa's grade 5 and grade 9 pupils are among the world's five lowest-performers in mathematics and science when compared with their international counterparts.  

This is according to a study by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), which aims to gauge the level and quality of education being offered, as well as a Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) for Grade 5s.

Education researcher Dr. Nic Spaull weighs in. Watch.   

The original video was previously published without correct accreditation to the HSRC, IEA, DBE and participating schools. News24 apologises for the error.   

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