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“Literacy, maths shocker in SA”

“Most primary school pupils in South Africa are failing tests for basic language and mathematics skills. ‘Poor national averages for language and mathematics in grades three and six show that most learners do not acquire the skills and understanding that give substance to the right to education’,  said the Children’s Institute (Cape Town) in a statement.”

Click here to read more as reported by News24

Click here for the Children’s Institute’s Report:  SA Child Gauge  2008/2009

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South Africa to get 400 new teachers from Kenya

More than 400 science and mathematics teachers from Kenya are soon expected to start working in South Africa.

This follows an announcement by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for opportunities that could see the teachers earn 10 times more in South Africa than what is offered in Kenya.

The recruitment is being done by TSC on behalf of South Africa’s Education Department. Successful applicants are set to start work in the next three months.

For more on this read the article in the Daily Nation Newspaper by Clicking Here!

The Great Maths Debate

The South African National Department of Education has released an article on the debate surrounding the 2008 matric mathematics results.

To read the article Click Here!

Questionmark over quality of matric maths pass rate

“The 2008 mathematics results do not necessarily reflect real improvement in mathematics education in SA, said a group of the subject teachers at the weekend.” This according to an article published in the Pretoria News on 5 January, 2008. 

To read the original article Click Here!

South African teachers not adequately equipped to teach maths

A coalition of Western Cape-based mathematics teachers (Concerned Maths Educators) is appealing to the National Department of Education to suspend the format of the mathematics curriculum for grade 10 to 12 learners, claiming educators are not adequately equipped to teach it, according to an article in the Mail & Guardian Online newspaper.

To read the article Click Here!