Poor Performance in Maths, Science, Physics

Only 20 percent of pupils writing matric mathematics and physical science examinations achieve a pass mark of more than 50 percent, according to SAIRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says only 20 percent of pupils writing matric mathematics and physical science examinations achieve a pass mark of more than 50 percent.
 
SAIRR The Institute says the proportion of pupils achieving a pass mark in mathematics of between 70 and 100 percent has fallen to 5.9 percent in 2011 from 8.3 percent in 2008 when the National Senior Certificate was introduced.
 
The organisation’s analysis, based on data provided by the Department of Basic Education, also shows that more than half of pupils writing the mathematics paper over the period have actually achieved a mark below 30 percent.
 
To read the article titled, “Only 20 percent of maths, physics matriculants exceed 50 percent pass mark: SAIRR,” click here.

Source: 
SABC News

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