Thursday, July 16, 2015

DA concerned by the number of schools offering maths

Lusanda Bill
16 July 2015

Democratic Alliance MP of Basic Education Annette Lovemore said being denied maths education is a denial of achieving one’s true potential in life, and severely limits our young people from seizing opportunities.

This follows after a DA parliamentary question revealed that one in four South African schools do not offer Mathematics in grades 10, 11 or 12.

Lovermore said 63% of schools in the Eastern Cape are offering young people mathematics at school, in the Western Cape it is 91%. Overall nationally 75%.


“25% of schools are not even offering mathematics and therefore not offering the opportunity to peruse the well paid, long term prospect careers that they should be able to get” Lovemore added.

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