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Tuesday, 4 December 2012 14:08
claidheamhmor: (Aes Sedai)
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It seems that the average maths mark for South Africa's Grade 9 students was 13%. 

That's actually pretty frightening. When you consider that so many issues in the country (like unemployment, productivity, middle class growth, the economy) can only be addressed by a large dose of education, it's shocking. These students are going to be another lost generation - uneducated, and unemployable for anything more than menial labour. And yet the government either doesn't care, or can't be bothered to publicise their educational initiatives.

Hayibo had a cynically amusing take on it.

Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 15:24 (UTC)
valkyrieza: (Default)
From: [personal profile] valkyrieza
How else will they be voted into power? ANC, at least the current party will not survive with an educated voter base.

Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 16:42 (UTC)
filialucis: (Reality_Computer)
From: [personal profile] filialucis
20-odd years ago they were painting "liberation now is education later" on their banners.

Apparently they still haven't noticed that there's something ever so slightly off-kilter with that logic? :S

ETA: Sorry about the misplaced comment earlier. Clicked the wrong link, it seems.

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