in a VideoRoets goes on to say that South Africa has done “worse than Zimbabwe, worse than North Korea, worse than Venezuela, worse even than the most deserted third world country.”
South Africa participates in three international assessments of basic education. Covering this stage of education Class R 12, also known as Matric.
This is it international assessment Mathematics and science for fourth and eighth graders. else The 2019 estimate included 58 countries. It was South Africa and Morocco Only African countries With. North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela have not been evaluated.
this is Rule It measures the literacy of students in the fourth grade. Last Rating: 2016 With 50 countries. It was South Africa, Egypt and Morocco Only African countries With. North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela have not been evaluated.
this is Research It includes 15 ministries of education in southern and eastern Africa: Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
SACMEQ III . Project, conducted between 2006 and 2011, and focused on learning to read, mathematics, and HIV and AIDS among students and teachers. (Note: the latest information SACMEQ IV The 2012-2014 project is available, but only for four countries. SACMEQ III contains the most complete data for 15 countries).
Africa Czech found previously Average reading scores for South African students ranked 10th in 15 countries, while average math scores ranked 8th. In both reading and mathematics, South Africa arranged below Zimbabwe Peru About Mozambique, Uganda, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia.
Experts say calling South Africa ‘the worst in the world’ is misleading
Martin Gustafsonresearcher in economics department Stellenbosch UniversityAfrica Check said: “It is a common mistake to say that South Africa is at the bottom of the world because its scores in TIMSS or PIRLS tend to be the worst among all the countries that have passed these tests. However, only about a quarter of all countries [in the world] Do these tests. ”
Sin Spool Associate Professor of Economics Stellenbosch University. He told Afrika Cheek that calling South Africa “the worst in the world” was not correct. According to Spool, it was necessary to consider the number of children registered in different countries.
“South Africa has almost complete primary school enrollment, while compared to Mozambique, for example, in 2007 only 50% of children were in school,” he explained.
They are 50% richer than children. So you can’t compare 96% of South African children in school and only 50% in other countries.”
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