The recent South African Report on the National Assessments (ANA), showed that the poorest schools fared worst in national assessment tests.
The ANA written in February 2011, involving almost six million learners in primary schools throughout South Africa represents one of the most significant proactive interventions by Government to strengthen the foundational skills of Literacy and Numeracy among South African learners.
The report showed that primary school children from the provinces Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and Northwest could not even reach the basic skill levels for literacy and numeracy. The reason for this according to the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga is socio-economical.
Nationally learners in Grade 3 obtained an average of 35 % for literacy and 28 % for numeracy, and Grade 6 learners an average of 28 % for literacy and 30 % for numeracy.
The percentage of schools that could not obtain the basic literacy skills can be summed up as follows:
|Province||Grade 3||Grade 6|
To read the Afrikaans article by Antoinette Pienaar in the Beeld newspaper Click Here!
To read the Report on Annual National Assessments of 2011 Click Here!
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