How is it possible?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
happypoppeye
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Re: How is it possible?
In reply to Michebo, Jan 29, 2013

Michebo wrote:

That in our esteemed neighbour South Africa the following is possible?

  • 13% of grade 9 learners passed math
  • 2.3% of grade learners scored 50% or above

This in a country where well over 20% of the annual budget of the country has been and is spent on education for many years.

Where politicians continually mouth the importance of education. Where education is seen as the no 1 priority for combating rampant poverty especially among the youth. Where joblessness means that educated youth are crucially required to alleviate the skills shortages. Yet the youth are not being educated and the growing poor and jobless youth are becoming increasingly restless and militant

How is this possible - please tell me?

Why with these huge financial resources allocated there are Student Organisations requesting funding to do this work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhD1oDQ3rpU

I can think of of one overriding reason. But maybe you have more insight.

It comes down to the student, thier family, their upbringing, family and importance of schooling taught to him by his parents. Has very little to do with money spent by the government ...tell these kids that each will get paid to pass and guess what, that percentage goes way up.

I didn't watch the video ...my biggest question is where do you live that SA is a neighbor?

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