The Democratic Alliance says it
is concerned to find the number of learners taking mathematics as a subject at
high school is decreasing yearly.
DA MP of Basic Education Annette
Lovemore said this should be the cause for serious concern.
The Western Cape Department of
Education is also focusing on encouraging learners to take mathematics and
science, which are both gateway subjects for the economic development of the
province and South Africa.
Lovemore said we are also very
concerned that the pass rate is extremely low with only 12% of learners last
year achieving above 50% in mathematics.
Lovemore said, something needs to
be done immediately with great urgency. This mathematics is a passport for
learners to a job and is certainly a passport to a more vibrant economy for our
She said “this is something the
Minister should declare immediately her top priority and take appropriate
action to address this”.
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