SA ranks last in maths and science

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Information Technology Report 2015, which ranked South Africa last in the quality of mathematics and science education.

South Africa also finished close to last – 139 out of 143 countries – … Read the rest

S. African school maths goes down even further

Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday.

Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due … Read the rest

South Africa needs maths and science pupils: Zuma

ArrayThe government’s biggest challenge is to make maths and science exciting and popular for school pupils, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

“Science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information, which will contribute to an … Read the rest

‘Science will solve apartheid problems’

Problems inherited from the apartheid era can be solved through research, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said – without irony – on Saturday, as South Africa struggles with ever worsening maths en science results since 1994.

South Africa has hit rock … Read the rest

Second last in the world, SA’s maths and science

South Africa’s maths and science education has been ranked second last in the world, ahead of Yemen, according to a World Economic Forum report.

The quality of the country’s general education system ranked 140 out of 144 countries, while internet … Read the rest

Racial goals for maths and reading

The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.

On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent … Read the rest