The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017/18 ranks the quality of the country’s primary education 116th out of 137 countries. The quality of the higher education and training system is ranked 114th while the quality of maths and science education is placed in 128th position. [Source]
Research by Trialogue indicates that half of corporate social investment (CSI) is spent on education. But where should it be targeted for maximum return on investment? Maths and science is often backed at further education training (FET) level with mixed results. Read more...
"If South Africa is to be realistic about having a knowledge economy and creating more and better jobs, it will require a sustained focus on teacher and teacher-training enhancement, particularly in mathematics teaching, which – given its scale and current attitudes – will likely take a decade or more to achieve significant results." Read more about Mathematics Outcomes in South African Schools.
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