'Mathematics syllabus is enormous to be covered within a year,' says expert
Umalusi is calling for detailed research to be conducted to explain why Grade 12 pupils continue to struggle in mathematics.
The exam quality assurance body approved the release of the 2019 national results after conducting successful quality assurances.
The class of 2017 saw a pass rate of 51.9% with a total of 127,197 pupils achieving a pass in maths.
Clement Manyathela speaks to Wits University mathematics lecturer Dr Jacques du Plessis.
In terms of mathematics, the amount of work that has to be done to get the syllabus covered within a year is enormous within the school programme.Dr Jacques du Plessis, Mathematics lecturer - Wits University
On paper, it looks fine but in the context of the classroom, it is rather difficult.Dr Jacques du Plessis, Mathematics lecturer - Wits University
There is no time for consolidating your curriculum at the end of the day and make sure that the kids are properly prepared. You are racing against time in the classroom.Dr Jacques du Plessis, Mathematics lecturer - Wits University
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