How digital is empowering an education system in crisis

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Zakheni Ngubo, senior managing partner at Syafunda. Picture:               redbullcontentpool.com
Zakheni Ngubo, senior managing partner at Syafunda. Picture: redbullcontentpool.com

Johannesburg - With consistently poor matric results and ongoing conflict at universities around the country, South African education is clearly in crisis.

Nowhere is this more evident than in mathematics and science results, with South African learners consistently ranking among the worst in the world.

The 2015/16 World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness report placed South Africa almost dead last among 140 countries in terms of its maths and science education – with only Egypt and Paraguay trailing behind it.

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