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SOUTH AFRICA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM IS IN CRISIS:

  • 50% of children do not make it to Grade 12 (which is approximately half a million learners each year)
  • 80% of South African schools are dysfunctional
  • We have the most unequal education system in the world: Of 200 black learners who start school, just one can expect to do well enough to study engineering. Ten white learners can expect the same result
  • In one study, maths teachers of 11- and 12-year-olds sat tests similar to those taken by their class. 79% of teachers scored below the level expected of the learners